Singles file: Rihanna f. Drake, A-Trak, I Love Monsters, Bob Dylan
By Allison Stewart
A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind...
Rihanna featuring Drake: "What's My Name"
Rihanna and former boyfriend (and Chris Brown collaborator) Drake flirt energetically on this Top 40-baiting new single.
A-Trak featuring CyHi Da Prynce: "Ray Ban Vision"
Two of the more promising Spawns of Kanye unite for this '80s-loving, synth-happy track from the upcoming "Fool's Gold Vol. 1."
I Love Monsters: "Spine" (Brooks Brotha's Handbell Hero Mix)
If the Strokes were janglier and less grumpy, they might resemble this NYC indie outfit, whose finest track gets a suitably congenial remix.
Kylesa: "Tired Climb"
Do the Georgia prog metallers have a shot at becoming this year's Mastodon? Probably not! Their new single is still pretty awesome, though.
Bob Dylan: "Masters of War" (Sientific American remix)
The inscrutable icon lends his famous protest song, originally a broadside against the military-industrial complex, to the makers of mutant-and-terrorist-destroying video game "Crackdown 2."
| October 19, 2010; 11:15 AM ET
Categories: Singles file | Tags: A-Trak, Bob Dylan, Drake, I Love Monsters, Kylesa, Rihanna
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