Conor Oberst Does His Best Bob Dylan

Yes, yes — we’re looking at you.

1. Conor Oberst, “I Got a Reason #2”
Sprechgesang delivery? Check. Vague, surreal lyrics? Check. Number in the song title? Check. Liberal slabs of Farfisa? Check. It looks like Oberst has ditched the Bright Eyes moniker to start recording under the name Bob Dylan. [Stereogum]

2. John Legend feat. Estelle, “No Other Love”
With both of them appearing everywhere these days, nobody’s going to believe their professions of monogamy on this reggae-inflected track off Legend’s upcoming release, but there’s no denying that they’ve got a good thing going. [East of L.A.]

3. Britta Persson, “Big in Japan” (Alphaville cover)
Two well-designed covers of this Alphaville track to come out of Scandinavia in a week? We suspect Ikea might be mass-producing pop songs now. [MySpace]

4. The Count and Sinden feat. Rye Rye, “Hardcore Girls (Don Rimini Remix)”
You won’t want to be “left on the couch” when Rye Rye’s hard-core girls hit the club, especially with this banging mix by French beat scientist Don Rimini. [Culture of Me]

5. Lykke Li and Bon Iver, “Dance Dance Dance”
Swedish indie-popper Li unplugs for what seems to be a rather impromptu rendition of her song “Dance Dance Dance” with folkie phenoms Bon Iver. Iver and his band take care of the music and backing vox, leaving all the dancing (and the kazoo solo) to Li. [Pitchfork]

Conor Oberst Does His Best Bob Dylan