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Recommended songs for the week of Nov. 4: Find tunes on the web by Shakira, and others

Shakira | DOESN'T WANT TO BE 'BOTHER'-ED Shakira sings about failed relationships on her latest single
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DOESN'T WANT TO BE 'BOTHER'-ED Shakira sings about failed relationships on her latest single

Download This: Songs by Shakira, and others

SHAKIRA, ''DON'T BOTHER''
The hip-twitching pop stunner tells an ex not to fret about leaving her for another woman on her rousing new single. Just one thing: What kind of moron is leaving Shakira for another woman?! Buy the track on iTunes

BOUND STEMS, ''WAKE UP, MA AND PA ARE GONE''
A woozy triumph featuring quivering vocals, ragged distortion, and train-track drums, the song follows its haphazard trajectory to arrive at a blissfully imperfect indie-rocking whole. Download the track for free at Flameshovel Records

MIGUEL MENDEZ, ''YOU GOT ME ALL WRONG''
An eerie, Elliott Smith-esque dirge from this California singer-songwriter. Cresting with a startling guitar solo, the song is both gorgeous and disquieting. Download it here

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ROBBIE FULKS, ''FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE HOTLINE''
An off-the-cuff lark that has Fulks trying to write the perfect power-pop song — and dialing up experts mid-song to deconstruct the formula. Funny stuff for FOW fanatics. Buy the track on iTunes

(Some of this week's links may expire after Nov. 11, 2005.)

Originally posted Nov 04, 2005 Published in issue #849 Nov 11, 2005 Order article reprints