Single Minded: Bat for Lashes Cover the Cure, The Kills, Britney and More


Bat For Lashes, "A Forest" [Cure Cover]
Tribute albums are always terrible. So imagine our surprise when this Bat for Lashes cover of one of the Cure's darkest moments actually bests the original. Bigger surprise? Every other track available for sample is just as good.

Various Artists, "Freedom" [Mixtape]
Fifteen reggae chestnuts organized around a simple theme: freedom. Fittingly, it does not cost a dime.

Miley Cyrus, "See You Again" [Pauly Crush Remix]
We're sorta depressed "Just bein' Miley" didn't take off as a popular expression. We were pretty sure it was the cure-all for any dilemma. Trip on the subway and spill hot coffee all over someone? Just kinda shrug, wrinkle your lips, "Hey, sorry, I'm just being Miley." Everyone on the subway laughs knowingly and you are off the hook.

The Kills, "Cheap & Cheerful" [SebastiAn Remix]
"It's all right to be me" goes the bridge to this fierce, formidable remix. It also begs the question: if it's all right to be you, why bother with a remix? Yeah, that's right: we're dropping philosophy on you. On a Friday. What's up, Plato?

Britney Spears, "Radar" [Hot Pink Delorean Remix]
Brit: whether it's early morning alcoholism or reckless driving or poor fashion choices, just shrug those shoulders and repeat after us: "Hey, I'm just bein' Miley." Presto: Off the hook.

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