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Kanye West, Melissa Etheridge, more: Grading the week's best (and worst) singles

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

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Every week, 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 Kanye West, Melissa Etheridge, Danny Brown, and more.

Kanye West, “Saint Pablo”

After last weekend’s shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Melissa Etheridge channeled her emotions into doing what she does best — writing a song. On “Pulse,” named after the venue in which a gunman killed 49 people, the rocker responded with a beautiful song about hope and optimism. Her raw emotions are clear with such powerful lyrics like, “Everybody’s got a pain inside/ Imaginary wounds they fight to hide/ How can I hate them, when everybody’s got a pulse.” A- –Derek Lawrence