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Our Favorite Songs Right Now: Kendrick, Ariana Grande and More

From a “Dangerous Woman” to the “Girl Next Door”

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What's currently rocking Rolling Stone HQ? Kendrick Lamar's scathing corporate takedown, Ariana Grande's sultry new ode and a transgender singer's devastating art-pop look at the very personal impact of impersonal drone warfare. Check out these tracks, plus new cuts from Parquet Courts, Big Thief and others, below.

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Ariana Grande, “Dangerous Woman”

Coming off the best Saturday Night Live appearance by a post-teen pop star since "Dick in a Box"-era Justin Timberlake, the thrush-size diva with the five-alarm vocal power knocks out a sumptuously bluesy ode to her own awesomely lethal ladyhood.

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Big Thief, “Real Love”

"Real love makes your lungs black," sings Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker. And this Brooklyn band's searing guitars drive home that message with terrifying power.

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Brandy Clark, “Girl Next Door”

A warning shot/come-on from a country spitfire who "ain't your Marcia Brady." Clark's tough talk sticks because her tunes are as sharp as her one-liners.

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Rogue Wave, “California Bride”

Gorgeous early-spring alt-pop, hitting melodic highs that would make Californians, from the Beach Boys to Pavement, smile with pleasure.

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