Their CD isn’t exactly “new” anymore, so it’s been a while since we’ve heard a good Coldplay cover. That being said, Scottish singer/songwriter Emeli Sande simply couldn’t ignore the potential in the bands vast musical catalog. The word potential should be used delicately here, because Sande exceeds any preconceived idea of it. She recorded her own acoustic version of the bands “Every Teardrop is A Waterfall” with 1 microphone, in 1 take, in the Capitol recording studios.
Cee Lo Green has made something of a reputation for himself this summer by peppering his performances with random, seemingly spontaneous karaoke covers that, by most accounts, drag down the show something awful. When he actually focuses on a cover, though, he can’t be beat (see: The Best Cover of 2010). That showed again on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge a few days ago, when he rocked through Miles Kane’s British hit “Inhaler.”