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Norah Jones Makes Arcade Fire Song Even More Boring

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1. Norah Jones, "Ocean of Noise" (Arcade Fire cover)
The self-proclaimed queen of "soft cock rock" pounds one of Arcade Fire's most melodic tunes into wistful submission. [It's Too Long]

2. Jason Isbell, "Psycho Killer" (Talking Heads cover)
The former member of Drive By Truckers may have put out the best album of the year recently, and Isbell mixes enough psychedelic grit into his cover of the venerable Talking Heads tune to really make it his own. [Berkeley Place]

3. The 1900s, "When I Say Go"
Wistful, psychedelic pop from a Chicago septet that features galloping piano, creamy strings, and musings on being molested. [Stytzer]

4. Lupe Fiasco featuring Matthew Santos, "Superstar"
The first official single from Lupe's sophomore album is a heavy-handed affair with a hook sung by a Chris Martin impersonator. When did every MC decide that Coldplay was so jiggy? [Nah Right]

5. Heavy Trash, "Way Out"
Jon Spencer's latest non-exploding project sounds a lot like his old band, but that's fine, because that means more noisy tunes about drugs and werewolves. [Fuel Friends]
—Kyle Anderson