Our reviews of three girls gone wild on pop radio this week

By EW Staff
September 21, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Nicki Minaj feat. Cassie, ”The Boys”

Why pick one flavor of Nicki when you can have the smorgasbord? Her latest serves up raunchy rap bite, plenty of pink bubblegum, and even some R&B soul food; it’s all pretty delicious. A-Ray Rahman

Christina Aguilera, ”Your Body”

”You already know my name!” Xtina hollers, and she’s right. She’s still got a voice that reaches high enough to dust the angels with bronzer. But here, it’s buried beneath so many synths, she could be anyone. CMelissa Maerz

Missy Elliott feat. Timbaland, ”9th Inning”/”Triple Threat”

Misdemeanor and Timbo spit over insistent keyboard whirlpools like it’s 1997. Neither track has a killer hook, though Missy’s fun-loving rhyme skills remain katana-sharp. Both: BKyle Anderson

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