Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Indie eats itself

While The O.C. struggles with their ratings in their fourth season, the sixth installment of Music From The O.C. Mix series finds them already reminiscing about the glory days - only two years ago. Covering Our Tracks features artists covering (mostly) songs that appeared in their first couple seasons, and in nearly every case, the original is so much better, it's almost embarrassing.

Album: Music From The O.C. Mix 6: Covering Our Tracks
Playlist: The originals tracks covered

A playlist of the original tracks proves to be actually a pretty nice listen, so I'd just skip the covers, except out of boredom or insatiable curiousity (you know you want to hear how Rogue Wave neutered the Pixies' "Debaser".) For instance, who's idea was it to cover ELO on this? I love ELO, but it makes no sense in this context, especially the piss-poor cover that John Paul White mails in.

It's not 100% bad though... the one track I can recommend is Band Of Horses' take on the New Year's "The End's Not Near." They rework the song with reverb and rhythme to make it their own (or, if you please, My Morning Jacket's.)

Thank goodness you can download it alone and forget the rest.

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2 comments:

drake leLane said...

Music From The O.C. Mix 6 - Covering Our Tracks

1. Float On - Goldspot
2. I Turn My Camera On - Rock Kills Vid
3. Pretty Vacant - Lady Sovereign
4. California - Mates of State
5. Wasted - Pinback
6. Can't Get It Out Of My Head - John Paul White
7. Debaser - Rogue Wave
8. Hello Sunshine - Syd Matters
9. Smile Like You Mean It - Tally Hall
10. Come Into Our Room - The M's
11. The End's Not Near - Band of Horses
12. Into Dust - Ashtar Command

drake leLane said...

Original tracks

1. Float On - Modest Mouse
2. I Turn My Camera On - Spoon
3. Pretty Vacant - The Sex Pistols
4. California - Phantom Planet
5. Wasted - Black Flag
6. Can't Get It Out Of My Head - Electric Light Orchestra
7. Debaser - Pixies
8. Hello Sunshine - Super Furry Animals
9. Smile Like You Mean It - The Killers
10. Come Into Our Room - Clinic
11. The End's Not Near - The New Year
12. Into Dust - Mazzy Star