This sounds like lifeless karaoke at best. The Roots are fine, but Dirks Bentley can’t make it work.
I know people were kind of down on Fleet Bear’s cover of Corduroy, but this is so much worse. Part of me feels like Dirks could have done a lot better with one of the the slower songs, but then the other, smarter part of me just goes nahhhhhh.
Set The Ray To Jerry (of course!)
I saw Elizabeth Mitchell this last year with my kids (3, 2 & 2) and they LOVED it. I kinda loved it too.
The Photo Album, of course.
OMG this is awesome. Like, whoa.
“After the Fall” isn’t really doing it for me, but the “She’s 22″ remix is excellent.
Reunion – M83
Morning Dew – but since that’s actually a cover of a Bonnie Dobson song, I’ll go with St. Stephen
“Reunion” by M83
Liturgy – Generation
sick, sick, sick!
If they could get Billy to sing this with them then it’d be awesome. I love the music, but the vocals aren’t very good.
Wait, the Decemberists don’t even make the list?!
“Life’s a bummer / When you’re a hummer / Life’s a drag”
definitely White Pony
I can see how somebody thought this was a good idea, but a whole album of this stuff is just waaaay too much. If The View or even Pumping Blood was included on a proper Metallica album then people might be a lot kinder to it – and maybe even be talking about how great it is. But It’s just really hard to listen to more than a few tracks before needing to turn it off. I admire what they’re going for here, but it just falls flat on its face.
Jacksonville City Nights and then Cold Roses as a close second.