my top 20 songs of the year list is coming soon along with commentary, but until then here are 5 of my favorite covers from the past year. All 5 of these are tracks that work as more than just a one-off novelty, worthy of repeated listens:
- Bon Iver – “Mercury” [Kathleen Edwards cover]
- Bat for Lashes – “Use Somebody” [Kings of Leon cover]
- Laura Marling – “Roll Away Your Stone” [Mumford & Sons cover]
- Solange – “Stillness Is the Move” [Dirty Projectors cover]
- Lady Gaga – “Viva La Vida” [Coldplay cover]
Updated links as of 12/17/09 – sorry about the downtime!