Best and Worst Singles of the Week -- From A$AP Rocky to Miguel

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Third Eye Blind
"Everything Is Easy"
Mega Collider

"Roll me up like a joint," sings Stephan Jenkins on the sugary "Everything Is Easy," Third Eye Blind's first single in six years. The band may never escape the ­shadow of its late-1990s heyday, but as "Easy" proves, its finesse with anthemic alt-rock hasn't diminished. -- Ryan Reed

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Miguel featuring Wale

The new version of "Coffee," featuring Wale, plays like two tracks smushed together: The singer's psych-soul musings are rudely interrupted by the rapper's X-rated one-liners ("I let that soak in her bean"). Miguel's sensuality is bold enough on its own, and this repackage doesn't need any sweetener. -- Jason Lipshutz

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A$AP Rocky

Built around a sample of Rod Stewart's 1972 track "In a Broken Dream," Rocky's ­"Everyday," featuring Mark Ronson and Miguel, mines its spooky organ drones for an outsized, teeth-baring street anthem. "Adjusting to the motions," raps Rocky -- yet his whip-smart flow begs to differ. -- Steven J. Horowitz

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Little Boots
"Better In The Morning"
Di M Mak

Little Boots may have finally found a producer that can magnify her sleek pop sensibilities. Ariel Rechtshaid, who co-produced a track on the U.K. singer's 2013 album Nocturnes, concocts a knockout with "Morning," a hip-hop-inspired ode to the morning-after walk of shame. Her delivery may be deadpan, but playing coy lends this an air of intrigue. -- J.L.

This story originally appeared in the May 23 issue of Billboard


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