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Singles Swap: Aug. 12, 2011

EW recommends songs similar to the ones you already love

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Love This?
LMFAO, ”Party Rock Anthem”
The official jam of summer 2011, and the sonic equivalent of shotgunning eight Red Bulls.
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The Freshmen, ”Hello There”
Sunny beer-pong party music set to slightly safer levels of palpitation.

Love This?
Cat Power, ”The Greatest”
Sadness made sublime with strings, piano, and Chan Marshall’s ravishing voice.
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Lana Del Rey, ”Video Games”
Less woebegone, more languid, swaying femme fatale — but just as gorgeously habit-forming.

Love This?
The Black Keys, ”Howlin’ for You”
Serious Robert-Plant-is-my-daddy strut from Akron, Ohio’s finest duo.
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Rival Sons, ”Pressure and Time”
L.A. outfit also gets the Led out, unleashing a wallop of handlebar-mustache blooze-rock.

Love This?
The Lonely Island, ”I’m on a Boat”
Andy Samberg & Co. are on a boat with T-Pain and 10 vocoders, and you are not.
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Wallpaper., ”#STUPiDFACEDD”
Awesomely doltish ode to Saturday-night oblivion, with a speaker-blowing bass beat.

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Arcade Fire, ”Wake Up”
Canadian art-pomp gone symphonically epic — unabashed and irony-free.
Try This!
Typhoon, ”The Honest Truth”
A similarly joyful cacophony of noise (hey there, woodwinds!) and earnest-majestic songcraft.