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Ghetto Blastin’ Disintegrating: Deconstructing Beck 20 Years Later

At the beginning of 1998, it felt easy to peg Beck as one of the top-tier artists of alt-rock. After he followed up the seemingly…
Nate Patrin | February 16, 2018 - 4:29 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “All Along The Watchtower”

Super Bowl weekend already feels like it was months ago, though there are still a couple feelings I've been coasting off in the last week-or-so…
Nate Patrin | February 15, 2018 - 12:55 pm

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Gotcha Covered: White Light/White Heat

Weird: The Velvet Underground's second album doesn't feel 50 years old. Granted, Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison are no longer with us, Mo Tucker went…
Nate Patrin | January 30, 2018 - 11:38 am

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Wonderful And Frightening: Remembering And/Or Rediscovering Mark E. Smith And The Fall

It doesn't matter if you're a curious teenager with a Spotify account or a graying zealot sitting on decades worth of accumulated vinyl: Sooner or…
Nate Patrin | January 25, 2018 - 3:50 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “God Save The Queen”

It was 40 years ago this month -- January 14, 1978, in San Francisco's not-long-for-this-world Winterland Ballroom  -- that the Sex Pistols' doomed US tour…
Nate Patrin | January 18, 2018 - 1:39 pm

2017 In Review

The 10 Best Covers Of 2017

Now that the year's over, it's time to go over a list of the 10 best covers to emerge from the various corners of the…
Nate Patrin | December 28, 2017 - 11:56 am

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Gotcha Covered: “I’m Not Like Everybody Else”

Flip over "Sunny Afternoon," one of the finest singles cut by the Kinks in the upward sweep of a long, long creative peak, and you…
Nate Patrin | December 14, 2017 - 10:56 am

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Remembering 8 Strange Christmas Covers On The 40th Anniversary Of Bing & Bowie

Not only have we really hit the post-Thanksgiving boiling point for Christmas music ubiquity, we've also landed on the 40th anniversary of one of the…
Nate Patrin | November 30, 2017 - 4:07 pm

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Gotcha Covered: Saturday Night Fever

How do you reckon with a monolith? There's a monologue at the end of Whit Stillman's 1998 film The Last Days of Disco where a…
Nate Patrin | November 15, 2017 - 12:21 pm

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Gotcha Covered: Fats Domino

Antoine "Fats" Domino, who passed away a bit over a week ago at the age of 89, was a rock 'n' roll pioneer and a…
Nate Patrin | November 3, 2017 - 12:49 pm

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“Torn” Between Worlds: One Hit, Many Artists

If you're a pop historian and/or a Natalie Imbruglia superfan, you might have noticed that this week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of…
Nate Patrin | October 27, 2017 - 11:35 am

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Gotcha Covered: “What A Wonderful World”

Sometimes the line between irony and sincerity is drawn entirely by timing. Louis Armstrong's recording of Bob Thiele and George David Weiss's "What A Wonderful…
Nate Patrin | October 20, 2017 - 10:41 am

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Gonna Take On The World Someday: “We Will Rock You” At 40

On October 7, 1977 -- 40 years ago tomorrow -- Queen ensured the music world, and the sports world, a good four decades' worth of…
Nate Patrin | October 6, 2017 - 1:30 pm

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Gotcha Covered: “Money (That’s What I Want)”

Barrett Strong only had one major success as a singer, but since (a) that major success was the first big hit for one of the…
Nate Patrin | October 5, 2017 - 1:50 pm

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Aja At 40: A Track-By-Track Listing Of Its Greatest Echoes

Steely Dan are definitely their own monumental idiosyncratic impossible-to-duplicate entity, but they've also felt important as part of a collective continuum -- a '70s band…
Nate Patrin | September 22, 2017 - 12:57 pm

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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