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Singles: October 24, 2014

Reviews of new songs from David Guetta, Foo Fighters, and more

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David Guetta Feat. Sam Martin, ”Dangerous”
Few producers marry bass-jacking R&B with dance-floor froth as well as Guetta. While ”Dangerous” isn’t as big a sugar rush as some of his previous hits, he still builds a funky swirl around Martin’s playful warnings about the pitfalls of late-night high jinks — many of which are probably side effects of grinding to Guetta jams. B

Foo Fighters, ”Something From Nothing”
Each track on the Foos’ upcoming album was cut in a different city with a different producer, but this first taste stays close to where Dave Grohl lives: hesher riffing (borrowed from Dio’s ”Holy Diver”), an adenoidal yawp, and a totally adequate singalong for a refrain. B

T.I. Feat. Pharrell, ”Paperwork”
Back in the day, T.I. was dubbed the Jay Z of the South for his lyrical mastery. Though legal problems and quality control kept him from retaining that crown, this soulful back-porch bull session with The Voice‘s hat-monger puts him back on the ascent. A-