Is Eminem's 'Kings Never Die' Unworthy of the Throne? Plus More of the Week's Best and Worst New Singles

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Eminem photographed while performing in Leeds, England on August 24, 2013.

Coheed and Cambria
​"You Got Spirit, Kid"
300 Entertainment

Coheed and Cambria stretched a concept across their first seven LPs, but power-rock single "You Got Spirit, Kid" abandons sci-fi for rage. "Nobody gives a f--- who you are," sneers frontman Claudio Sanchez, addressing his Internet haters. Coupled with the band's recent signing to 300, the vigor feels like a rebirth. -- Ryan Reed

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Majid Jordan ­ft. Drake
"My Love"
OVO Sound

Two years after alt-R&B duo Majid Jordan helped Drake score a wedding-floor smash with "Hold On, We're Going Home," the latter returns the favor on this spacey ballad. Drake supplies a ­seductive verse, but Majid's chorus is repeated ad nauseum, making this a middling follow-up to a modern-day classic. -- Jason Lipshutz

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Eminem ft. Gwen Stefani
"Kings Never Die"

New film Southpaw was inspired by 8 Mile, and "Kings Never Die," the soundtrack's single, clearly was too. It's the same song Eminem has been making since "Lose Yourself": the familiar underdog tale over a plodding rap-rock beat, good for an ESPN segue but stale anywhere else. -- Alex Gale

Eminem's 30 Biggest Songs

Listen to this week's singles (and more from this week's issue) in the Spotify playlist below:

This story originally appeared in the July 25 issue of Billboard.

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