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Singles swap: July 22, 2011

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Ke$ha, ”Take It Off”
Pop’s delicate flower demands nudity, to the lewd (Auto-) tune of ”There’s a Place in France.”
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Colette Carr, ”(We Do It) Primo”
More brash girly braggadocio, over a sample of Keane’s ”Somewhere Only We Know.”

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B.O.B Feat. Rivers Cuomo, ”Magic”
Handclap hip-hop meets Weezer mastermind’s pogoing rock chorus.
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The Knux Feat. Kid Cudi, ”Run”
Another jaunty marriage of Jeep-bumping beats and galloping guitar sheen.

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Florence + The Machine, ”Dog Days Are Over”
The mystical-pixie power ballad that soared from cult hit to pop culture ubiquity.
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Austra, ”Lose It”
Singer Katie Stelmanis’ stunning vocals give Flo a run for her dreamcatcher-reverie money.

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A Tribe Called Quest, ”Can I Kick It?”
Q-Tip & Co.’s loping rap opus still feels as fresh as it did 21 years ago.
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Twank Star Feat. Traphik, ”So Far So Good”
Houston MC and his SoCal guest recall the mellow best of classic Native Tongues rhymes.

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Vampire Weekend, ”Holiday”
Globally inspired prep-rock hides a darker message beneath its popped-collar bounce.
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Givers, ‘Up Up Up”
Similarly sunny Afro-beat borrowings from these coed Southerners, with lighter lyrics.