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Music reviews: New singles from Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Radiohead

Plus, the latest tracks from David Cook and Charice

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Beyoncé, ”Run the World (Girls)
The superstar always surprises with her sound, and this wild — and slightly weird — first taste from her upcoming, still-untitled album is no exception. Her ferocious girl-power anthem rolls in on martial drums and a roller-coaster tempo. As B herself sings, ”Boy, this beat is crazy.” B+ —Tim Stack

David Cook, ”The Last Goodbye”
Idol’s seventh-season victor teases his sophomore disc (out June 28) with a song that deemphasizes his signature grunge growl in favor of a massive, hooky chorus. It’s a fist-pumping arena rouser hidden in baggy flannel clothing. B —Joe Lynch

Lady Gaga, ”Judas”
What happened to the girl who used to sing about getting drunk in a club and losing her phone? It feels like she’s lost her sense of fun on this underwhelming tribute to religion’s most famous backstabber. Here’s hoping that the next single finds Gaga in a dancing mood. B- —Tim Stack

Charice, ”Before It Explodes”
Glee‘s latest breakout star infuses her Bruno Mars-assisted power ballad with an impeccable balance of pathos and melody that goes way beyond her 18 years. A diva is born. A- —Kyle Anderson

Estelle feat. Rick Ross, ”Break My Heart”
It might not best her Kanye West-aided 2008 smash ”American Boy,” but the British R&B songstress’ new collab with rhymer Ross nicely matches her delicate coos with his booming raps on a slow, winding groove. B —Brad Wete

Radiohead, ”Super-Collider/The Butcher”
This split single from the willfully out-there alt icons’ recent King of Limbs sessions consists of a muted seven-minute pulse parade and a delightfully spastic slice of doomsday paranoia. Only the latter works. C+ —Kyle Anderson

Kelly Price feat. Stokley, ”Not My Daddy”
The onetime backing vocalist for Mariah, Biggie, and Whitney comes into her own on this urgent R&B ballad, imploring her distrustful man to become the caring one he was before — or else. And with all the oomph she’s putting on this track, he’d better. B+ —Brad Wete