The top mp3s have gone through many incarnations since the beginning of Consequence of Sound in 2007. What used to be an exhaustive roundup of all the singles, remixes, covers, and undiscovered gems emailed to us any given week evolved into a compilation whittled down to our 10 favorite new songs. For 2013, were again changing up the format with the hope of giving our selections some added weight. Were still posting about our 10 favorite songs, but theyll be ordered in quality from 10-1. Who takes home #1 this week? Youll have to click Next to find out.
10. Run the Jewels – “Get It”
“My name is Michael Render and we are the new Avengers / We’re here to tell you all your false idols are just pretenders,” Killer Mike intones on Run The Jewels’ brain-scrambling “Get It”. Mike and El-P have teamed up in the past, but they’ve now officially challenged Thor & Cap to a showdown with their first joint album, the self-titled Run The Jewels. The now-official duo swap verses on this first single, ping-ponging high-end and dense bass rumbles leading the way to a machine-gun salvo of the song’s title. Fool’s Gold will release Run The Jewels digitally (and at zero cost to the listener) in June, with a limited edition physical release to follow.