By Allison Stewart
A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind...
LCD Soundsystem: "Change"
James Murphy's almost-unadorned vocals are placed uncharacteristically upfront in the mix on this "Scary Monsters"-conjuring leak from LCD Soundsystem's upcoming, and maybe final, new disc.
DJ Premier: "Malcolm McLaren Tribute Mix"
Using vintage tracks and McLaren's own reminiscences, Premier's new mix tape pays homage to the late impresario's little-heralded days as a hip-hop pioneer.
(Cypress Hill teams with Marc Anthony, Thurston Moore covers Burt Bacharach, after the jump.)
Cypress Hill featuring Pitbull and Marc Anthony: "Armada Latina"
What do you get when you cross a newly relevant '90s hip-hop outfit with Pitbull, J. Lo's husband and history's most random CSN sample? A song that tries hard to be your designated summer jam - and succeeds.
Thurston Moore: "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" (Burt Bacharach cover)
Naked Eyes be damned! The Sonic Youth frontman cuts loose, kind of, on a cut from this Japanese-issue Bacharach tribute disc.
Chiddy Bang: "Hey London"
The Philly duo sample Hot Chip's "One Life Stand" on this slightly derivative but mostly just great new track, from their new mini-mix tape, "Air Swell."