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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

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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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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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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

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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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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

2018 In Review

The Best & Worst Covers Of 2018

I know this year's been kind of exhausting music-wise. It's been exhausting everything-wise, but stopping to think about how music felt just dredged up nothing…
Nate Patrin | December 14, 2018 - 1:11 pm

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Happy Hanukkah: 8 Great Covers By Yo La Tengo

There's no tradition in music quite like Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah shows, which resurfaced at the Bowery Ballroom last year after a stretch of post-Maxwell's…
Nate Patrin | December 4, 2018 - 1:15 pm

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Covering The White Album: 8 Memorable Reinterpretations Of Songs From The Beatles

OK: The Beatles is turning 50! There's a box set out! Cop that shit! I mean, if you feel like it. But also: How hard…
Nate Patrin | November 21, 2018 - 12:03 pm

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The Queen Covers: 8 Worthy Tributes To Freddie Mercury & Co.

Forty years ago this week, Queen released Jazz, an album that gave us "Don't Stop Me Now," "Fat Bottomed Girls," and Dave Marsh's notorious Rolling
Nate Patrin | November 5, 2018 - 12:47 pm

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Lend Me Some Sugar: 8 Takes On The Modern Standard “Hey Ya!”

Predicting the future of music is a dicey bet, even when you extend the footprint back a quarter-century. Ask me now what songs of the…
Nate Patrin | October 22, 2018 - 11:51 am

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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

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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

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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
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