Let’s Call a Moratorium on ‘Hallelujah’ Covers, Shall We?

In black, but not technically back: Bon Jovi.Photo: AFP/Getty Images

The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.

1. Bon Jovi, “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen cover)
It’s about time someone finally got around to covering this song. [Stereogum]

2. Chamillionaire feat. Slick Rick, “Hip Hop Police”
This first single from Cham’s upcoming Ultimate Victory is easily the catchiest song about talking back to police officers that you’ll hear all week. [Real Talk NY via Paper Thin Walls]

3. Clinic, “The Castle”
Here’s a track from the Liverpool quartet’s new b-sides collection, even though we weren’t aware that they’d ever released any a-sides. [Cause=Time]

4. The Chemical Brothers, “Do It Again (Oliver Huntemann Dub Mix)”
Seven solid minutes of glitch percussion and synthesizer farts, sure to please fans of that sort of thing. [Stereogum]

5. Giant Bear, “Head Like a Hole” (NIN cover)
At long last, the Pretty Hate Machine song gets the hillbilly folk remake it’s been begging for since 1989. [Fuel Friends]
—Lane Brown

Let’s Call a Moratorium on ‘Hallelujah’ Covers, Shall We?