Rihanna featuring Britney Spears: “S&M”
Robot Britney drops a steamy new verse on this much-improved remixed version of the “Loud” hit.
Beastie Boys: “Make Some Noise”
The Beasties give no quarter to middle age on this new song, which sounds like the best of their post-Rick Rubin work with an organ splayed over top of it.
Red Fang: “Wires”
The Portland headbangers go semi-legit on this thudding but still oddly streamlined song, produced by Decemberist (!) Chris Funk.
Sade featuring Jay-Z: “The Moon & the Sky (remix)”
The collabo-shy Sade finally grants Jay-Z an audience. Has Hova ever sounded so understated?
Freelance Whales: “Girl U Want” (Devo cover)
In honor of Record Store Day (April 16), the Whales take Devo’s stuttery art-pop classic and make it slow, gorgeous and Brooklyny.