Nine cover songs that match or even surpass the original

Cover songs that shine with excellence.

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Three more great covers

Lambchop - "This Corrosion"

When The Sisters of Mercy came up with this song back in 1987, it not only became their signature, but a symbol for what was called Gothic Rock. While the original was filled with a sense of urgency, Kurt Wagner and his Lambchop give this song that subdued Nashville treatment that is still filled with the original eerie Andrew Eldritch intended.

Alabama 3 - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"

To cover Joy Division’s incredible "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is a daunting task in itself, and you really have to come up with something apart to make it work. Alabama 3, who came to fame when their "Woke Up This Morning" was included in the Sopranos TV series, were able to do just that with their bluesy, slowed-down version of Ian Curtis’ classic, with brilliant vocals and harmonica leading the way.

Yo La Tengo - "Little Honda"

Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan are known as avid record collectors. At the same time, at their concerts, Yo La Tengo as part of their encore, often covers requests from the audience, doing their take on practically every and each song that is requested.

So it is no coincidence that they record covers in the studio, here doing an intriguing version of the Beach Boys classic. Adding to the fast pace of the original is some brilliant guitar histrionics from Kaplan.