Esquire Says You Didn't Hear Sarah Jaffe's Cold War Kids Cover This Year. Well, Just in Case ...
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Reason I mention it two months later is: Andy Langer, Esquire's Austin-based music critic, includes Jaffe's cover on his year-ending list of "The Best Songs You Probably Didn't Hear This Year," alongside Beck's "Stormbringer," Girls's "Vomit," Lloyd's "Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)" featuring Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne, and Andrew Bird's "Hospital." Writes Langer:
In this year of the thousand Adele covers, the instant-tribute trend is growing trite fast. But occasionally -- by completely reimagining tempo, tenor and ambiance -- we get something revelatory, a cover that forever changes the way you hear the original.Oh, right -- the original. Gimme the cover.