In this first quarter of ’09 we’ve been graced with some pretty amazing compilation albums. Actually, they were of such a surprising quality, that I can go as far as saying they’re even better than most of the regular releases we’ve seen so far. There’s the incredible indie compilation Dark Was The Night or the all star cast of Heroes, and now yet another great various artists release, a refreshing cover compilation, suggestively titled “Covered, A Revolution of Sound,” in honor of Warner Bros.’ 50th anniversary. It features an impressive list of contemporary acts, like The Flaming Lips, Mastodon, Against Me! or The Black Keys, to name a few, covering various hits like “Just Got Paid” by ZZ Top, “A Case of You” by Joni Mitchell or “Like a Hurricane” by Neil Diamond.
As a sample check out Flaming Lips‘ cover of Madonna‘s old classic “Borderline,” which can be found on Amazon, as a music video. Don’t expect anything special, visually – just the band getting psychedelic on the beat of a pop classic, turning it round, round, baby, round, round.
Here’s the full Covered tracklist, right bellow. The compilation is also available for ordering from Amazon.
- Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs – “Borderline” (Madonna)
- The Black Keys – “Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles” (Captain Beefheart)
- Michelle Branch – “A Case of You” (Joni Mitchell)
- Against Me! – “Here Comes a Regular” (the Replacements)
- Missy Higgins – “More Than This” (Roxy Music)
- James Otto – “Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)
- Adam Sandler – “Like a Hurricane” (Neil Young)
- Taking Back Sunday – “You Wreck Me” (Tom Petty)
- Mastodon with Billy Gibbons – “Just Got Paid” (ZZ Top)
- The Used – “Burning Down The House” (Talking Heads)
- Disturbed – “Midlife Crisis” (Faith No More)