Monday, November 28, 2005
indie covers of the college dropout
Stereogum points us to some mp3s of indie bands covering songs of Ye's "The College Dropout." "Through The Wire" rapes the tempo of one of my favorite songs of ever and makes it into the freaky shout-y girl-band twitch I don't usually like unless it's Le Tigre ('cause their drums are sick.) They go back to the original tempo for the hook, and you're like, "I wish they'd done the whole thing this way." Then there's "Last Call," which is a lot better: they get kind of a dub thing going. But mostly it just makes me wish I was listening to the original. Anyway. If it gets cute indie girls listening unironically to Kanye then I suppose it's all for the best. Fun times; go listen.