Final Track: 7 Must-Hear Songs Of The Week

Senior Pop Culture Editor
03.29.13 10 Comments

It’s impossible to cover each bit of new music that comes out during the week, so every Friday, we’ll be doing an end of the week music roundup. It’s called Final Track, and we’ll count off a few songs released during the week that are worth giving a listen to.

Today, we’ve got selections from Robin Thicke, the Thermals, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more.


“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell

And the winner of this year’s sexiest, most incredibly NSFW music video goes to: I have no idea what the name of this song is. I’m too distracted. I think it’s from Alan Thicke?

“Love and Respect” by When Saints Go Machine ft. Killer Mike

An out-of-nowhere verse from Killer Mike accentuates the grittiness of the “Love and Respect” music video from Copenhagen’s When Saints Go Machine, who are a long way from their early electro-pop leanings.

“The Sunset” by the Thermals

The Thermals gone wild. “The Sunset” is guilt-free pop punk — think the Mountain Goats, with really loud guitars.

“Proto” by Ryan Hemsworth

Taken from Lefse’s MITSUDA compilation, a tribute album to video game score composer Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger). “Proto” sounds both old and new, classic 16-bit nostalgia played over hip hop beats.

“Dead In Your Head” by Bleached

La-la melodies that wouldn’t sound out of a place on a Surf Party soundtrack will never go out of style.

“Under the Earth” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

In must-read and -listen news, the New York Times Magazine has a long profile of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, as well as a stream of their seductive new song, “Under the Earth,” taken from Mosquito, due out April 16. Hear it here.

“Game of Thrones Theme Song” by Marissa Nadler

Hey, have you heard this show’s coming back this Sunday?

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