Download This: Songs by Hilary Duff, and more
HILARY DUFF, ''SUPERGIRL''
''Who can pick you up when you're feeling like you suck?'' asks the Duffster on her stupid-catchy new single. Shakespeare it's not, but it's hard to resist once those power chords start soaring. Buy it on iTunes
SOUND THE ALARM, ''FOOLS AND THIEVES''
Taking cues from current pop-punks like Fall Out Boy, this burgeoning quintet score with a combustible, blaring wake-up call from the emo heavens. Download the track for free here
The electronic prodigy provides jaunty sonic stardust perfect for your next trip to Jupiter. A Queens native, Outputmessage engages a vast array of alien distortions on this soothing track. Download it for free courtesy of Ghostly International Records
THE BOY LEAST LIKELY TO, ''BE GENTLE WITH ME''
This sensitive-guy manifesto comes to us courtesy of a cuddly-cute new Britpop crew. Full of freshly plucked banjo and sprightly xylophone, the song is fit for a Teletubbies episode. Download it for free at the band's site
(Some of this week's links may expire after March 17, 2006.)