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Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “The Champ”

Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through
Nate Patrin | October 15, 2018 - 12:26 pm

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The Cat Power Covers: 8 Of Chan Marshall’s Greatest Reinterpretations

Few artists in the music world have been so defined -- or misguidedly damned -- by their public struggles like Chan Marshall. Through the success…
Nate Patrin | October 9, 2018 - 10:29 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Fly Like An Eagle”

Steve Miller, one of the real majordomos of '70s rock and a far stranger artist than he's traditionally gotten credit for, turns 75 today. His…
Nate Patrin | October 5, 2018 - 10:45 am

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Blondie’s Parallel Lines Turns 40: 8 Memorable Covers

Parallel Lines changed everything. Not instantly, but soon enough. When it came out in September '78 (exactly 40 years ago yesterday), it cheesed off purists…
Nate Patrin | September 24, 2018 - 1:57 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Summer Madness”

Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through
Nate Patrin | September 17, 2018 - 12:50 pm

Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: The Cure

More than maybe 95% of the bands I tend to talk about, the Cure are one of those groups I have to actually stop and…
Nate Patrin | September 13, 2018 - 3:46 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Impeach The President”

Breaks With Tradition is a new Stereogum column that examines a certain song that’s been frequently sampled and how that song has been used through
Nate Patrin | September 4, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Gotcha Covered

8 Memorable Devo Covers To Celebrate Today’s 40th Anniversary Of Their Debut

Forty years ago today, Devo released their historic debut, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!. Here's an incomplete list of albums that…
Nate Patrin | August 28, 2018 - 1:31 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Rock Steady”

Welcome to the first installment of Breaks With Tradition! This is a new column that examines a certain song that's been frequently sampled and how
Nate Patrin | August 20, 2018 - 3:20 pm

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10 Obscure Covers Better Than The Originals

When you're not using it to try and keep up with the world's continuous flailing lurches towards a preposterous and avoidable end, Twitter can be…
Nate Patrin | August 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm

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8 Memorable Depeche Mode Covers

Here's a phrase that tends to bug me when it comes up in music criticism: "style over substance." It's usually thrown around when a writer…
Nate Patrin | July 30, 2018 - 3:07 pm

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10 Memorable Covers Of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

All these editions of Gotcha Covered, and finally, it's time to ask: How do we deal with Elvis, really? The man died shortly before I…
Nate Patrin | July 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm

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Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back Turns 30: 7 Unexpected Covers

Thirty years ago today, Public Enemy rewired the brains of hip-hop heads, skatepunks, heshers, and pretty much everyone else who got pulled into their orbit…
Nate Patrin | June 28, 2018 - 11:13 am

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The Cars’ Perfect Debut Album Turns 40 Today: 9 Great Covers

"The debut album that plays like a Greatest Hits album" is an old rock-journo cliché, but sometimes that's what you have to go for --…
Nate Patrin | June 6, 2018 - 2:29 pm

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The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru's Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and…
Nate Patrin | June 5, 2018 - 1:15 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
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