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New Reviews: Madonna's New Single Is 'Dashed Off'

Also: Stream new music by Paul McCartney, M.I.A., Sharon Van Etten, Of Montreal, Jack White and more

February 7, 2012 2:40 PM ET
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Madonna, 'Give Me All You Luvin''
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In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews, Jody Rosen pans Madonna's "dashed off" new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'," on which the pop icon comes off like "a stressed-out party host" desperate to show her guests, M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj, a good time. Also, Will Hermes says that Paul McCartney's new covers album finds the former Beatle "transforming influences rather than mirroring them," and Joe Gross raves about Sharon Van Etten's breakthrough record Tramp, which he says "plays like a female version of Beck's Sea Change."

ALBUMS

Paul McCartney - Kisses on the Bottom

Sharon Van Etten - Tramp

Of Montreal - Paralytic Stalks

Die Antwoord - Ten$ion

Ben Kweller - Go Fly A Kite

Lindstrøm - Six Cups of Rebel

The Fray - Scars and Stories

Dierks Bentley - Home

The Doors - L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)

SONGS

Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. "Give Me All Your Luvin'"

M.I.A. "Bad Girls"

Jack White "Love Interruption"

Willis Earl Beal "Evening's Kiss"

Screaming Females "It All Means Nothing"

K'naan featuring Nelly Furtado "Is Anybody Out There"

Bonnie Raitt "Right Down the Line"

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