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Be[a]st Covers and Reworks

Occasionally, a cover, rework or re-interpretation of a tune will eclipse the original track in the format we've initially heard it. Rarely is it admissible that we'll dedicate an entire post to such songs, but recently, I've been tossed a few "it's hard to deny how rad they are" signature takes on others' tunes, and thereby, we're rounding 'em up and dishing 'em out.



First up is 22-year old Matt Palmer. I initially got wind of him when cool cat Raj over at EQ posted up his re-imagination of Rihanna's Rude Boy, dubbed Cardiac Arrest. Pretty slick how he turns the song in to a completely new arrangement...and he's done it again, this time taking Ke$ha's smash hit, Tik Tok, and stripped her lyrics out and replaced his own smooth tones, with Times Two.


Next up, Marina and the Diamonds dropped by BBC Radio1 Live Lounge and blew us away with a fantastic cover of an awful song. Here's the thing: even in it's original form, there was something interesting about 3OH3 and Katy Perry's track Starstrukk, and I mean something other than spelling it with 2 k's (really?). I wanted to like it, but couldn't support it in any sense. Until now. Thanks for the stunner, Marina.


Finally, Florence and the Machine go stripped down and sexy with a take on Mario Winans' smooth jam, I Don't Wanna Know. The session was recorded for Billboard and it is simply more beautiful than anything right now.


Grab all three slices of wonder below.


mp3: Matt Palmer - Times Two (Tik Tok Rework)

mp3: Marina and the Diamonds - Starstrukk (3OH3 and Katy Perry Cover)

mp3: Florence and the Machine - I Dont Wanna Know (Mario Winans Cover)



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