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by Shannon H. Myers March 1, 2011
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I have two simple rules when it comes to covers: it must be different or it must be better. Why redo a classic if only to hear it done by you? They have a word for that, and it’s “narcissistic.” These musicians know better, and have provided some pretty unique takes on others’ songs.

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SIDE A:

1. “Bitches Ain’t Shit” (Dr. Dre cover) – Ben Folds – Songs for Silverman (LP) – 2005

2. “Superstition” (Stevie Wonder cover) – Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – 2002

3. “The Passenger” (Iggy Pop cover) – Siouxsie and the Banshees – Through the Looking Glass – 1987

4. “Hurt” (Nine Inch Nails cover) – Johnny Cash – American IV: The Man Comes Around – 2002

5. “Such Great Heights” (Postal Service cover) – Iron & Wine – Around the Well – 2009

6. “Sexual Healing” (Marvin Gaye cover) – Ben Harper – Live From Mars – 2001

7. “Hot In Herre” (Nelly cover) – Jenny Owens Youngs – The Take Off All Your Clothes EP – 2007

8. “Wonderwall [BBC Radio 1 Session]” (Oasis cover) – Cat Power – 1998-1999

9. “My Love [BBC Radio 1 Session]” (Justin Timberlake cover) – Klaxons – 2007

10. “Rock Lobster” (B-52s cover) – Botch – 061502 (concert DVD) – 2006

 

SIDE B:

11. “Young Folks” (Peter, Bjorn and John cover) – The Kooks – War Child Compilation – 2009

12. “Naive” (Kooks cover) – Lily Allen – Alright Still – 2006

13. “Just” (Radiohead cover) – Mark Ronson featuring Alex Greenwald – Single – 2006

14. “Wish You Were Here” (Pink Floyd cover) – Sparklehorse featuring Thom Yorke – Lords of Dogtown: Music from the Motion Picture – 2005

15. “Seven Nation Army” (White Stripes cover) – Nostalgia 77 featuring Alice Russell – The Garden – 2005

16. “Walking with A Ghost” (Tegan and Sara cover) – The White Stripes – Walking with a Ghost EP – 2005

17. “Turnaround” (Devo cover) – Nirvana – Incesticide – 1992

18. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (Rolling Stones cover) – Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! – 1978

19. “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” (Bob Dylan cover)” – Antony and the Johnsons – I’m Not There (Soundtrack) – 2007

20. “Mississippi [Version #2]” (Sheryl Crow cover) – Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs – Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 [Deluxe Edition] – 1989-2006

 

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