By Ivory Jeff Clinton Jessica Herndon Chuck Arnold and Kevin O'Donnell
Updated December 17, 2012 12:00 PM
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>PRINCE

“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

“My Life”

Fiddy loads up the heavy hitters for this comeback attempt. But its cool darkness is much more Em than Maroon 5. []