Two of hip-hop's most inventive smiths, Madlib and MF DOOM, have teamed up under the appropriately psychotic moniker of Madvillain, and the collab is every bit as delirious and eclectic as fans of those two might expect. Cutting up gnarly, electrostatic drum-and-synths, 'lib proves the ideal beatmaker for the masked DOOMster's fantastical rhymes.
The Pretenders weren't gone enough for "Break Up the Concrete" to count as a comeback, but it still stuns--this is rock 'n' roll as we perhaps forgot Chrissie Hynde could make it. Gruff melodies pair with countrified guitars and a voice that hasn't sounded better. This exclusive offer of the MP3 "Don't Lose Faith In Me" is available on Download.com Music and MP3.com for one week only.