"Suicide," THE RAVEONETTES. This not-so-jauntily titled little number is actually a bopping piece of fuzzy girl-group pop.
"Tall Boy," HAR MAR SUPERSTAR. This dance-floor come-on was originally written for Britney Spears. Now sung by a balding, potbellied bear of a guy, it somehow sounds more genius than goofy.
"Baby," DEVENDRA BANHART. A romantic freak-folk ditty that combines lightly funky guitar and a throaty vibrato--this is perhaps the sexiest song to ever employ "choo-choo train" as a lyric.
"Perro Loco," FORRO IN THE DARK. Who let the perros out? You, while shimmying to this Brazilian-American party band's feverish rhythms, yakety sax, and sing-along chorus.
"Basic Space," THE XX. Listen closely and you could mistake the drum-machine hand claps on this breathy duet for the light crunch made by a couple strolling through autumn leaves.
"Go Easy Little Doves," BROOKE WAGGONER. Ethereal chamber music paired with wood-nymph vocals--you'll swear Waggoner's channeling Kate Bush.
"In for the Kill," LA ROUX. The only organic sound in this London duo's danceable, clattering synth-pop confection is singer Elly Jackson's gorgeously adolescent vocals.
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