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Pink, Avett Brothers, and Kevin Federline: Grading the week's best (and worst) new singles

EW’s staff sizes up the biggest new music of the week

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Every Friday, EW’s music staff takes a hard listen to the biggest new tracks and offers up our unfiltered opinions. Read on for reviews of new tracks by Blake Shelton, Kevin Federline, the Avett Brothers, Pink, the Julie Ruin, and more.

The Avett Brothers, “Ain’t No Man”

The roots rockers return with a thoroughly modern new sound: the first single from their upcoming True Sadness takes tried-and-true tricks (lush harmonies) and spices them with a groovy bass melody, an electronic boom-bap, and a massive chorus that’s straight outta Queen’s pep-rally-soundtrack playbook. B+ –Kevin O’Donnell