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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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Love Mixxx

Love was in the air last week as stores displayed their most romantic, erotic, or red-coloured merchandise in honour of Valentine’s Day sales. Skip the monetary exchange and make something for your loved one, like, say, a mixtape. Here’s an example to get your creative juices flowing.

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SIDE A: (Honeymoon phase)

1. “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor” – Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – 2006

2. “Fancy Footwork (D.I.M. remix) – Chromeo – Fancy Footwork EP – 2007

3. “Heartbeats” – The Knife – Deep Cuts – 2003

4. “I Wanna Make It Wit Chu (acoustic)” – Queens of the Stone Age – Desert Sessions Volume 9: I See You Hearin’ Me – 2003

5. “Always Where I Need To Be” – The Kooks – Konk – 2008

6. “Just Like Heaven” – The Cure – Galore – 1987–1996

7. “Engine Heart” – Mirah – You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This – 2000

8. “Is This Love?” – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – 2005

9. “La Ritournelle (Metronomy Mix)” – Sébastien Tellier – Politics – 2004

10. “Yours to Keep (Ft. Neneh Cherry)” – Teddy Bears – Soft Machine – 2006

SIDE B: (It’s for real)

11. “Love You Madly” – CAKE – Comfort Eagle – 2001

12. “Fell in Love With a Girl” – The White Stripes – White Blood Cells – 2001

13. “Love Rollercoaster (The Ohio Players cover)” – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Beavis and Butt-Head Do America: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – 1996

14. “Let it Be Love” – Plants and Animals – La La Land – 2010

15. “Bold As Love” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold As Love – 1967

16. “This is Everything” – Tegan & Sara – Under Feet Like Ours – 2001

17. “Love, Love, Love (Love Love)” – As Tall As Lions – As Tall As Lions – 2006

18. “Fuck it, I Love You” – A Brighter Beat – Malcolm Middleton – 2007

19. “You Are The Best Thing” – Ray LaMontagne – Gossip In The Grain – 2008

20. “Deputy of Love” – Don Armando’s Second Ave Rhumba Band – Don Armando’s Second Ave Rhumba Band – 1979

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