Reviews of the latest releases from Kelly Clarkson, The Rolling Stones, and more

By EW Staff
Updated October 19, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Kelly Clarkson, ”Catch My Breath”

Real-life Kelly Clarkson is in love, and now pop star Kelly Clarkson is recognizing that men aren’t only targets of wrath. ”Catch My Breath” — the first of three new songs off her upcoming greatest-hits album — is a (dare we say buoyant?) midtempo anthem about shedding the two tons of relationship baggage some of us carry around. AHenry Goldblatt

The Rolling Stones, ”Doom and Gloom”

Keith cooks up a reliably spicy six-string curry while Mick wails about zombie hordes and ”the tightening of the screeeewws,” but let’s be honest: The band’s first new single in six years will still probably be the 49th best song on their greatest-hits collection, due Nov. 13. BKyle Anderson

LL Cool J, ”Ratchet”

The NCIS: L.A. special agent returns to the game on this bouncy, prowess-boasting single, name-checking everything from Whoppers to The Hunger Games. It turns out the ladies still love him, even if he doesn’t love them all back. B+Ray Rahman

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