Playlist: Rolling Stones, plus 10 more
Posted October 16, 2012
Give the Stones credit for creating fresh variations on their fundamental dual-guitar interplay. Doom and Gloom -- part of 50th-anniversary GRRR! set and sure to get played at just-announced shows Nov. 25 and 29 in London and Dec. 13 and 15 in Newark, N.J. -- echoes Gimme Shelter and, in Mick Jagger's single-note verse delivery, Bob Dylan's Ballad of a Thin Man. The key elements remain: Jagger's apocalyptic sneer; guitars slashing like switchblades; and primal percussion holding it together. -- Brian Mansfield
USA TODAY music critic Steve Jones highlights 10 intriguing tracks found during the week's listening.
The Baddest Man Alive, Black Keys/RZA
A braggadocios track from The Wu Tang Clan leader's directorial film debut, The Man With the Iron Fist.
Rachet, LL Cool J
The NCIS: Los Angeles star returns to rap for the first time in years with this club banger from his upcoming Authentic Hip-Hop.
Mirror, Bobby V. feat. Lil Wayne
The R&B crooner extols a lover who enjoys watching their reflection on this single from Dusk Till Dawn.
Time to Go, John the Conqueror
This raw, bluesy old-school soul track is just one of many gems on Philadelphia trio self-titled debut album.
Back to Cool, Kenny Lattimore
The couple contemplate whether their strained relationship can be fixed on the title track from his new album.
Don't Make 'em Like You, Ne-Yo
The R&B star and rapper Wiz Khalifa confesses love for classy independent women on this track from the upcoming 'R.E.D.'
This offering from the Atlanta singer's Warm Human, Cold World promises a slow, passionate night of lovemaking.
Trust and Believe, Keyshia Cole
Cole reminds her cheating ex-lover that he's going to miss her when his next leaves him on this track from Woman to Woman.
When a Man Lies, R. Kelly
Kellz long ago told us what happens When a Woman's Fed Up; here he tells why she'd feel that way in the first place.
Glory, Ryan Leslie
The acclaimed musician and singer-songwriter turns to rap to tell his story on this song from his upcoming Les Is More.
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