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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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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

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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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“Moon River” Is Having Another Moment: 8 Unlikely Covers That Got Us Here

It seems like "Moon River" is having another one of those moments -- and a kind of baffling one at that. The Henry Mancini-composed tune…
Nate Patrin | May 21, 2018 - 1:24 pm

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The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You” Turns 40 Today: 8 Unlikely Covers

Forty years ago today, AOR goons and rock purists were suddenly confronted with a sobering thought: What happens if a veteran rock act's idea to…
Nate Patrin | May 10, 2018 - 2:55 pm
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