Picks and Pans Review: Hot Singles
“Rock N’ Roll Love Affair”
Remember the days when Prince was dropping triple albums? If you miss those—like I do—it sure is good to hear him making new music. But you wish this breezy slice of soul-pop would, uh, rock more. 
WILL.I.AM. & BRITNEY SPEARS
“Scream & Shout”
The Black Eyed Peas’ ruler just can’t seem to get that boom-boom-pow as a solo artist. “Britney, bitch” doesn’t help much to bring the bang. 
50 CENT FEATURING EMINEM & ADAM LEVINE
Fiddy loads up the heavy hitters for this comeback attempt. But its cool darkness is much more Em than Maroon 5.