Singles file: Rihanna f. Mariah Carey, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Glasser
By Allison Stewart
A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind...
Rihanna featuring Mariah Carey: "Rude Boy (Blondes remix)"
Blondes, the analog-obsessed Brooklynites, turn Rihanna's inescapable hit into a stuttering, Mariah-assisted jam that, at the very least, will no longer remind anyone of M.I.A.'s "Boyz."
J. Roddy Walston and the Business: "Don't Break the Needle"
If a "Toys in the Attic"-era Steven Tyler fronted a Southern version of the Black Keys in 2002, it would sound a lot like this raggedy, high-octane Baltimore band, whose self-titled new disc is one of the summer's slept-on gems.
Yung L.A. featuring Wale, Pill and JR Get Money: "Level Above"
Wale! Pill! Superfluous laser noises!
One-woman-band Cameron Mesirow, the latest breakout blog star from the True Panther stable, makes like an electro-fied Joni Mitchell on this quiet riot of xylophones and loops.
Super Wild Horses: "Carolina"
Wondering what Sleigh Bells would sound like if it were run by punk cheerleaders who'd never heard of '80s metal? Something like this Aussie duo's latest track -- or at least, we'd like to think so.
August 24, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
Categories: Singles file | Tags: Glasser, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Mariah Carey, Pill, Rihanna, Super Wild Horses, Wale
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