Yes, we know 2010 ended a while ago, but the tributes just keep coming. The latest comes from Irish record label Quarter Inch Collective. They recruited their favorite artists to look back on 2010 with some covers on their new release Quompilation. Thirteen bands put their spin on 2010 hits (Rihanna’s “Rude Boy”) and indie gems (Villagers’ “Becoming a Jackal”). There’s the obligatory Kanye West nod, but generally the choices prove refreshingly unusual.
Listen to the whole thing below. We particularly dig We Are Losers’ cowbell Caribou cover and Kid Karate’s screaming take on rapper Tinie Tempah. Also, this “Terrible Love” puts us almost halfway to a Full Albums post on the National’s High Violet!
Check out more at Quarter Inch Collective’s website.