breaks out the whips and chains on "S&M," a racy thumper from her latest, Loud. $0.99 at amazon.com.
THE STROKES return brandishing a spiky punk edge on "Under Cover of Darkness," from Angles, their first album since 2006, out March 22. $1.29 at iTunes.com.
RAPHAEL SAADIQ has his dial tuned to the '60s on "Radio," a vintage rock-and-soul single from Stone Rollin', his fifth solo set due March 22. $1.29 at rhapsody.com.