A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind...
Beyonce: “Till the End of Time”
As cluttered and ambitious as its predecessor, “Run the World (Girls),” but 10 times better, Beyonce’s likely next single was reportedly influenced by Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.
Drake: “Dreams Money Can Buy”
Drake samples British singer Jai Paul’s “BTSTU,” expounds on his beefs with other MCs and evokes James Blake on the (likely) intro track to his new disc “Take Care.”
YC and Various Artists: “Racks (Remix)”
Georgia MC Yung Chris’s messy, epic remix of his breakout hit is the hip-hop equivalent of a Robert Altman film: More than a dozen emerging and mid-level rappers each contribute a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it segment, including Wiz Khalifa, B.o.B., Young Jeezy, Wale and Big Sean.
Bon Iver: “Calgary” (Cillo remix)
Justin Vernon’s Internet-imploding new track gets an unobtrusive and appropriately chill redo, courtesy of Irish knob twirler Cillo.
Christina Aguilera featuring Cee Lo: “Nasty”
Years before “The Voice,” Xtina and Cee Lo teamed for this giddily awesome, newly unearthed “Burlesque” soundtrack reject.