As usual, in rough descending order of "you should hear this!", 4-stars in red.
June 2, 2016
- Go Your Own Way (Lissie) The big drum and general big sound of this cover is terrific.
- Berzerk (Eminem) Sweet oldschool tribute; I like the cleverness of the old school Beastie Boys shout shout-out: Just like I did with addiction I'm 'bout to *kick it* / Like a magician, critics I turn to *crickets*
- Get Ya Hands Up (Fatman Scoop Vs. Amerie) (TheFunkyFr34k) Mashup with awesome drums. 4 stars. Not sure why the Statham.
- H.S.K.T. (Sylvan Esso) It's no "Coffee" but it's not bad.
- You and I (Ingrid Michaelson) One of those sweet-lyric'd ukulele duets.
- J. R. R. Tolkien vs George R. R. Martin (Epic Rap Battles of History) I love the opening - "Brace Yourselves! Gather up your trolls and your soldier elves!"
- Creep (Hungover At Soundcheck In Berlin) (Amanda Palmer) Porch-I-Oke's performance of "Creep" got me interested in covers... she hits some notes a bit too hard, but still, good.
- One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (John Lee Hooker) Melissa introduced me to the George Thorogood version which tells a great story but is kind of long.
- California Dreaming (Lee Moses) Soulful cover.
- Batman Theme (Neal Hefti and His Orchestra) Full version of this is pretty sweet.
- Neato (Three Loco) The video is even dumber than the rapping!
- Blackbird Special (Dirty Dozen Brass Band) School of Honk started doing this one, and I wanted to get a better feel for the tricky syncopated bassline.
- Too Soon to Tell (The Subdudes) You can really hear that this is Bonnie Raitt song, even when it's just the guy singing.
- Walk on Water (Ira Losco) Every year I watch the Eurovision recap and see if there's a song I like - I've never found the equal of Satellite but I like the drums in this one.
- In The End You're An All Star (Jeremy Turnbull) Odd but functional little mashup.
- Beer Barrel Polka (Frank Yankovic & His Yanks) No explanation needed. I hope.
- Yes Bitch (K Rizz) Club music from "Broad City", and probably the most perfect Broad City song ever.
- Slow Down (Brand Nubian) Got this because it sampled Edie Brickell, but the misogynist lyrics almost made me put it back.