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Our Favorite Songs and Videos Right Now: The Strokes, Paul Simon and More

Also, revisit Kesha’s moving Billboard Music Awards performance

The Playlist; Music; Rolling Stone; Car Seat Headrest; Lizzo; The Strokes

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The year is only half over, but it seems like a decade's worth of musical happenings have transpired since January, from the deaths of beloved icons such as Prince and Bowie to a series of high-profile album drops. And the new sounds just keep coming. Hear what we at Rolling Stone have been spinning lately, including fresh tracks from up-and-comers (Lizzo, Car Seat Headrest) and established favorites (The Strokes, Paul Simon).

The Playlist; Music; Rolling Stone; Car Seat Headrest; Lizzo; The Strokes

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Car Seat Headrest, “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales”

Will Toledo battles his angst and bear hugs the world. The result: a perfect underdog anthem.

The Playlist; Music; Rolling Stone; Car Seat Headrest; Lizzo; The Strokes

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Kesha, “It Ain’t Me, Babe”

Performing at the Billboard Music Awards, amid her legal battle with former producer Dr. Luke, Kesha sang the Dylan classic with stark, somber determination, making it a statement of against-it-all empowerment.