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Top 10 mp3s of the Week (7/8)

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    I sort of feel like Coach Eric Taylor in a Friday Night Lights halftime speech every time I jump behind the wheel here to write these intros every Friday. It’s all pep talk banter: “we’ve been scouring the internet” this, and “we’re gonna soldier on no matter what” that. But in all reality, how much pep talking do you really need? It’s 10 bang-up tracks, simple as that. So, for this week, let’s eliminate the superfluous speeches, and get right down to the nitty gritty. A couple streams of unmatched quality (we’re talking Caribou remixing Radiohead and brand spanking new Tallest Man On Earth good), and a handful of this week’s best and brightest mp3s. TGIF indeed. – Winston Robbins

    Common feat. Nas – “Ghetto Dreams”

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    What has gotten into Nas these days? A few weeks back, he unveiled the unbelievably cool one-off “Nasty”, now we have this piping hot collaboration with Common? Is he making a final run for his spot as the king of hip hop? Could be! Whatever his intentions, he’s spitting with more energy and more excitement than he has in almost a decade. See below, where he raps showstopping-ly about his shortcomings, his inhibitions, and, of course, his ghetto credentials.

    Common feat. Nas – “Ghetto Dreams”

    Fair Ohs – “Baldessari”

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    Fair Ohs (formerly Thee Fair Ohs) share an ambitious, jangly pop cut from their forthcoming major label debut LP. Filled to the brim with tropical rhythms, speedy guitar riffs, and a very sing-a-long chorus, this one’s truly fit for summer.

    Fair Ohs – “Baldessari”

    The Avalanches – “Since I Left You (Stereolab Remix)”

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    To commemorate the 10th anniversary of their incendiary album Since I Left You, The Avalanches will be re-releasing the album with a bonus disc, which will include re-works from MF Doom, El Guincho, and Black Dice. This Stereolab remix of the title track is not on that bonus disc, but is an existing remix that, up until a few days ago, was only available on vinyl. The remix basically re-routes the song in every possible direction – slowing it down, speeding it up, making it heavier, stripping it down – but never once does it lose its charm or the charm of the original, which, in our book, makes this remix a complete winner.

    The Knux feat. Kid Cudi – “Run”

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    When they’re not busy wrecking your house, The Knux are pumping their efforts into their forthcoming LP, Eraser. We’ve already had one studio cut, but this second one may have actually topped that stellar track. The Kid Cudi featuring “Run” is supremely catchy. And Cudi sounds right at home beside The Knux’s guitar based beats. Who knew?

    The Knux feat. Kid Cudi – “Run”

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