M.I.A., Miranda Lambert, and more: Grading the week's best (and worst) new singles
EW's staff sizes up the biggest new music of the week
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 Against Me!, Miranda Lambert, Gucci Mane, M.I.A., Tinashe, and more.
Against Me!, “333”
The indie-rock legends shared two singles from their forthcoming tenth studio album, Schmilco, in the past week: “Locator” and “If I Ever Was a Child.” The latter eschews the flashy, glammed-out bliss of 2015’s Star Wars, deploying drifting steel guitars and economical percussion to underscore the melancholy in frontman Jeff Tweedy’s nostalgic lyrics. It’s the welcome return of a style some of the band’s fans may have missed last year. A- —ERB