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Weekend ballads: Carly Rae Jepsen, Tame Impala, Beyonce and Rihanna get slow

Weekend ballads: Carly Rae Jepsen, Tame Impala, Beyonce and Rihanna get slow

For reasons unexplained, four excellent ballads were released this weekend. One arrived first via a televised sporting event and a marketing campaign, another via that same campaign and a third arrived in a late-night network TV debut. The fourth? Delivered on the psychedelic wings of Tame Impala.   Rihanna, “American Oxygen”: During the moments before the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four tournament in Indianapolis, Rihanna unveiled a new song from her forthcoming album, and followed that with an exclusive preview via the new Tidal music streaming service (of which she is a stakeholder). During the performance, she sang in front of the image of the U.S. flag...

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