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Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"
Still bloodless in spite of hype suggesting that real musicians in a studio meant passionate warmth? Sure. But also impossibly well-crafted and truly significant as the Robots belated radio smash.
Pulp - "After You"
Pulp tarts up a never-finished song from cold storage with the help of James Murphy, marking the rare occasion a reunion tour sets off legitimate pangs for new material.
Glass Candy - "The Possessed"
Humid Italo disco, as usual, but with a bright-eyed enthusiasm in place of his usual pilled-out fog.
Anika - "In the City"
Of course, there's still room to make a Johnny Jewel song funkier, w/o sacrificing its cool.
Jamaican Queens - "Caitlin"
Undersung Detroit duo mash classic oddball indie-pop hooks with of-the-moment laptop production.