"Paranoid Android"

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June 13, 2011

Weezer don't flex their art-rock muscles often, so it's understandable they'd want to cover Radiohead's gloom anthem. At the end of their note-perfect rendition — recorded as a Web-only lark — someone says, "That was so cool." Well, sorta. But mainly boring. If they'd made it sound like a Weezer song, that would have been so cool. 

Listen to Weezer's cover of Radiohead's "Paranoid Android":

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