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Recommended songs for the week of Sept. 23: Find tunes on the web by Tori Amos, and others

Gwen Stefani | 'COOL,' INDEED Stefani is definitely worth downloading
'COOL,' INDEED Stefani is definitely worth downloading

Download This: Songs by Gwen Stefani, and others

Dance-pop producer du jour Richard X gives Gwen Stefani's slow-burn smash ''Cool'' a throbbing, double-time makeover that should raise her clubland appeal to white-hot levels. Buy tracks on iTunes

Biting Brit rockers Brakes have ''Heard About Your Band'' — and they're not impressed. ''Whatever, dude!'' howls singer Eamon Hamilton on this kiss-off to rude wannabes worldwide. Download track for free from Rough Trade Records

One-half of veteran Houston rap duo UGK, Bun B will release his first solo album later this year. Treat yourself to his flawless drawl on the diabolical, pavementrumbling ''Draped Up.'' Buy track on Rhapsody

With its dinner-theater piano line and stark strings, ''Memento'' isn't your typical hip-hop track; the instrumental song from producer Omega One recalls the stealth genius of DJ Shadow. Download this track for free from Nature Sounds Records

(Some of this week's links may expire after Sept. 30, 2005.)

Originally posted Sep 21, 2005 Published in issue #842 Sep 30, 2005 Order article reprints
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