Feb 282020
 

Check out the best covers of past months here.

best cover songs of february
Amanda Palmer – Beds Are Burning (Midnight Oil cover)
Julia Stone – Beds Are Burning (Midnight Oil cover)

Due to the wildfires devastating Australia, Midnight Oil’s ecological anthem “Beds Are Burning” has gotten covered a lot this year (Patti Smith was, as always, ahead of the curve). The sudden abundance of covers of a great song is not a silver lining – there is no silver lining – but hopefully the funds from these go some small way towards rebuilding. The two most prominent come from honorary Australian Amanda Palmer and actual Australian Missy Higgs, on a charity EP that sees the first low-key Dresden Dolls reunion in ages, and from Julia Stone, who put together a covers set that comes out next month and features The National and more covering Aussie acts. Continue reading »

Feb 132020
 
rozwell kid enya

Enya’s “Only Time” is one of her most iconic songs, instantly recognizable not just because of its initial chart success, but because of its ubiquity in commercials and TV shows ever since. (It is the music to a mac and cheese commercial as you are reading this.) It was even used in news coverage of September 11th. It’s unmistakably Enya. Continue reading »