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Singles: July 20, 2012

Reviews of the latest songs from Pink, Kanye West, and more

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Pink, ”Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”

This awesomely anthemic breakup song, produced by Kelly Clarkson collaborator Greg Kurstin, is the crazy-drunk BFF to ”Since U Been Gone.” It also comes with a NSFW warning. Memo to men out there: If you don’t want to be called out for um…performance issues, don’t break up with Pink. B+Melissa Maerz

Kanye West feat. Pusha T, ”New God Flow”

Uh-oh: Yeezy’s getting religious on us again. Eight years after ”Jesus Walks,” he revisits biblical themes, blessing us with blasphemous lines like ”Did Moses not part water with the cane/Did strippers not make an arc when I made it rain?” Pusha tries too hard, but this is top-notch West — the man can rhyme ”aww, man” with ”naww, man,” and make it sound like Shakespeare. A-Ray Rahman

Blur, ”Under the Westway” and ”The Puritan”

Released just in time for their Olympics-closing performance in London, this ragged one-two punch (the former a lovely ballad, the latter an agitated new-wave deconstruction) should earn them at least a silver — even from the surliest Russian judge. B+Kyle Anderson

Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne, ”Ice”

Over a frosty keyboard trot, Rowland coos, ”You’re like ice/Scorching me.” Wayne’s verse is lukewarm, but her confident control over this kinky sex jam keeps the focus more on carnal desires, and less on potential frostbite. B+Kyle Anderson