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Singles: Feb. 3, 2012

Reviews of new singles from Bruce Springsteen, All-American Rejects, and Katy Perry

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Bruce Springsteen, ”We Take Care of Our Own”
For his first new single in five years, the Boss concocts a crazy amalgam of prog-rock and dubstep. Just kidding: It’s a wistful blast of barroom patriotism that sticks to a familiar but not unwelcome script. BKyle Anderson

All-American Rejects, ”Beekeeper’s Daughter”
This hooky but slightly remedial single off the Rejects’ upcoming Kids in the Street sounds like what might happen if you locked early Adam Levine and late Rivers Cuomo in a dorm room together. BRay Rahman

Katy Perry, ”The One That Got Away”
Third time’s the charm: After a too-slick album version and a B.o.B-assisted remix, Perry frees the melody from studio dross and focuses solely on her poignant heartache. A-Kyle Anderson

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