By Michael Slezak
August 09, 2006 at 08:57 PM EDT

The indispensable beautynthebeat blog has a link to Beyoncé’s new single, ”Ring the Alarm,” and let’s just say that, like that damnable first morning sip of Swiss Miss that scalds your tongue and renders your taste buds useless for the whole day, this track is H-O-T. (Yes, readers, so en fuego, in fact, that I’ve been reduced to overwrought similes — ones that, no doubt, leave me open to scathing remarks about my taste level in general.) Anyhow, while I won’t dispute beautynthebeat’s opinion that there’s something a tad Kelis-like about Beyoncé’s rant, how can anyone deny the sparse urgency of ”Ring the Alarm,” or the unforeseen sense of fury Ms. Knowles brings to the track? C’mon, it’s unlike anything she’s released to date. The only thing that could make this better would be a video featuring a gargantuan Beyoncé taking it to the streets, Godzilla-style, to wreak havoc on her do-wrong man and the other woman. Stomp the sh– outta them, B! Are you with me, PopWatchers?

addCredit(“Beyonce Knowles: Theo Wargo/WireImage.com”)

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