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Remembering Scott Walker In 8 Great Covers

Long before he was the most unlikely avant-garde singer of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the late Scott Walker was a pop star…
Nate Patrin | April 1, 2019 - 2:05 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “A Garden Of Peace”

It happened again: Someone sampled "A Garden Of Peace."
Nate Patrin | March 18, 2019 - 11:55 am

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Big Mouth & Beyond: 8 Great “Changes” By The Daptone Family

Sometimes the goofy little deep dives that we music dorks do can take us into some far-flung places.
Nate Patrin | March 7, 2019 - 11:47 am

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Breaks With Tradition: “I Walk On Guilded Splinters”

Twenty-five years ago today, Beck dropped Mellow Gold and disappointed at least a few of my friends who were expecting to hear more songs like…
Nate Patrin | March 1, 2019 - 10:21 am

The Anniversary

A Prince Among Thieves Turns 20

Paul Huston will always be respected by hip-hop historians and longtime heads for what he can do as a producer. He set a frequently copied…
Nate Patrin | February 22, 2019 - 1:57 pm

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The Genius Of Nilsson Told Through 8 Memorable Covers (Yes, Including The Russian Doll Song)

Among singer-songwriters of the 1960s and '70s, Harry Nilsson may be respected, but is he famous?
Nate Patrin | February 19, 2019 - 1:44 pm

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Breaks With Tradition: “King Of The Beats”

It can be bittersweet reminiscing about J Dilla during his birth week: celebrating his 2/7 birthday and the 2006 release of his instrumental beat tape/masterpiece…
Nate Patrin | February 11, 2019 - 10:52 am

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8 Jazz Covers Of “My Favorite Things” That Are Better Than “7 Rings”

Ariana Grande has had a pretty rough 2019, huh? And it's all thanks to "7 Rings," a song she's gotten a pretty sour critical reception…
Nate Patrin | February 5, 2019 - 1:29 pm

The Anniversary

“No Scrubs” Turns 20

If you had to pick one '90s popular music act that, success notwithstanding, should've been far luckier than they were, TLC would have to be…
Nate Patrin | February 1, 2019 - 11:33 am

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Breaks With Tradition: “Rapper Dapper Snapper”

Edwin Birdsong passed last Monday at the age of 77. And I know it's a funny thing to furrow my brow over when I'm eulogizing…
Nate Patrin | January 28, 2019 - 12:34 pm

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8 Memorable Daniel Johnston Covers For Austin’s Inaugural Hi, How Are You Day

In the 2005 documentary The Devil And Daniel Johnston, Jeff Tartakov -- who founded Stress Records in order to help Johnston mass-release his tapes --…
Nate Patrin | January 22, 2019 - 10:45 am

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8 Britney Spears Covers That Don’t Suck

I don't know if anybody ever really put it on the record just after ...Baby One More Time was released as to what they thought…
Nate Patrin | January 14, 2019 - 2:05 pm

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Breaks With Tradition: “When The Levee Breaks”

Fifty years ago this week, Led Zeppelin released their self-titled debut album, and -- well, it's Led Zeppelin, you know the deal. Revolutionized hard rock,…
Nate Patrin | January 11, 2019 - 1:51 pm

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Breaks With Tradition: “Ripped Open By Metal Explosions”

When songwriter/composer/pianist Galt MacDermot passed away last week one day shy of his 90th birthday, the people who memorialized him could be paired off into…
Nate Patrin | December 24, 2018 - 11:09 am

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All I Want For Christmas Is No More Covers Of “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

If "half a billion views on YouTube" is any criteria to go by, there's really only one candidate for a modern Christmas standard, and by…
Nate Patrin | December 17, 2018 - 11:43 am

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Halfway tempted to ask what the date for this event was so I can retroactively add it to this list
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August 28, 2017 on So Sexy? It Hurts: The Confounding Afterlife Of Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy”
It definitely would've made it if I'd expanded this to collaborative/guest features, along with UNKLE's "Rabbit in Your Headlights".
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June 30, 2016 on The 10 Best DJ Shadow Songs