Cat Power Fails to Grasp the Concept of a Covers Album

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1. Cat Power, “Song to Bobby”
The first song to leak from her upcoming covers album is, inexplicably, an original, but it sounds like it could be something off of Dylan’s New Morning. [Shameless Complacency]

2. Duran Duran, “Falling Down”
What does it sound like when Justin Timberlake produces a Duran Duran song? Like he’s trying to sound like Timbaland producing a Justin Timberlake song. Also, almost nothing like old-school Duran Duran. [The Beeb Blog]

3. Cam’ron, “Just Us”
Like the Sopranos finale, this track from Cam’ron’s new mixtape features a clip from Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” but its ending is actually quite satisfying. [Mixtapemonster]

4. Party Shank, “Penis vs. Vagina (Lies In Disguise Remix)”
This track by the London duo Partyshank is heavy and crude, but still considerably more subtle than you might expect given that it’s a song called “Penis vs. Vagina.” [Discodust]

5. The Blood Brothers, “Peacock Skeleton With Crooked Feathers”
After ten years of getting screwed by various record labels, Seattle’s greatest experimental hard-core band the Blood Brothers called it quits today. This cut from their 2004 album Curses is a fine example of their peculiar mix of inscrutable lyrics, unhinged shrieks, and surprisingly tuneful hooks. [Indieblogheaven]
—Matthew Perpetua

Cat Power Fails to Grasp the Concept of a Covers Album