Final Track: 7 Must-Hear Songs Of The Week

Senior Pop Culture Editor
08.09.13 4 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. (via Getty Image)

Today, we’ve got selections from Drake, Haim, MGMT, and more.

“Hold On We’re Going Home” by Drake ft. Majid Jordan

SOMEONE’s been listening to a lot of Miguel…

“Strong Enough” by Haim

Replace every Sheryl Crow song on the radio, including “Strong Enough,” with one of Haim’s, and the world would be a better place.

“Burgundy” by Earl Sweatshirt

Over a deep, dense beat, Vince Staples tell Earl Sweatshirt, “Why you so depressed and sad all the time like a little bitch?” Maybe it’s because the Pharrell-produced “Burgundy” isn’t a late contender for the Song of the Summer, unlike “Get Lucky” and “Blurred Lines,” but cheer up, Earl, it’s still pretty damn good.

“Christopher DRONEr” by Ab-Soul

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“Ha Ha Ha” by the Julie Ruin

Featuring Kathleen Hanna, it’s a surfing BIKINI (Kill) BEACH PARTY.

“Shaker Aamer” by PJ Harvey

The catchiest protest song about a Guantanamo Bay prisoner you’ll hear all week.

“Your Life is a Lie” by MGMT

The fuzzy first single from MGMT’s third album is a major step-up from anything on 2010’s dopey Congratulations. It sounds fuller, more vibrant, more relaxed, like MGMT got rid of their worst tendencies on an album following a major mainstream success and is now back to doing what they want to.

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