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Singles file: Chris Brown, The Secret Sisters, Sleigh Bells, Boobe, Gayngs

It'll take more than one star-studded remix to blot out Chris Brown's bad PR. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty)

By Allison Stewart

A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind.

Chris Brown featuring Drake, Kanye West, T.I., Fabolous, Rick Ross and Andre 3000:Deuces (Remix)

The latest stop on his Let’s Just Forget the Whole Thing Happened Tour: A Chris Brown remix so epic, so masterful, it’s almost possible to forget Chris Brown is on it.

The Secret Sisters featuring Jack White:Big River

The Alabama duo, part-time signees to White’s Third Man label, team with the boss for a Johnny Cash cover equally influenced by the Andrews Sisters and Led Zeppelin.

Sleigh Bells:Holly

This muddy, Ke$ha-evoking, hopelessly catchy track first appeared on a pre-“Treats” demo; slightly reworked, it’s now a B-side.

Boobe featuring Raheem DeVaughn: “My Way

From the Department of Things We Wish Were Sinatra Covers: The Oy Boyz mainstay enlists DeVaughnÖ for this mid-tempo banger that’s pretty great, regardless.

Gayngs:By Your Side

The super mellow supergroup (featuring Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, among many others) essays the longest, irony-free -est Sade cover in the long history of irony-free Sade covers.

By Allison Stewart  | October 5, 2010; 11:20 AM ET
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags:  Andre 3000, Bon Iver, Boobe, Chris Brown, Drake, Gayngs, Jack White, Kanye West, Raheem DeVaughn, Rick Ross, Sleigh Bells, T.I., The Secret Sisters  
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The "Deuces" review came off as myopic and vitriolic. But, I should have been expecting that after I read "A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind." Unfortunately, that one track is closed when it comes to Chris Brown. I wanted a review of the song, not a personal attack. Allison Stewart comes off like a Rihanna stan. Can the Post let someone do this review that will review the song and not the man's personal life?

Posted by: sunflower_27828 | October 5, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Again, another story from a NEGATIVE POINT OF VIEW!!!!! Sick of it already.....Havent you guys figured out that SOME people DO forgive but I guess FORGIVE is NOT in some MEDIA's VOCABULARY!!!!!!!!!! Dont even know why I read this in the first place, it only makes my blood boil to read such negative BULLCRAP!!!!

Posted by: Dara3 | October 5, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

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