J. Mascis, "Fade Into You"
Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis is best known for covering up his open-hearted warble in ear-decimating guitar howl. But he can also be an effecting acoustic performer as well (see his 2011 solo album Several Shades of Why). This bare-bones solo version of Mazzy Star's 1994 hit "Fade Into You" reduces the song's Patsy Cline-on-Nyquil gorgeousness down to its essential heartache, singing it without a hint of fear or distance. It's an example of a great singer finding new depth in a song that's good enough to be a standard.