Discussion in 'Pop' started by Gangsta Nancy Lam, Jan 9, 2021.
Mel C? Kim Walsh? Tiffany from Eastenders?
Obviously not the best *EVER*, but I genuinely do love Mandy Moore's Coverage. Vocally I'd say it's her best album, pretty much all the covers are nicely done, and the tracklist introduced me to a bunch of songs I wasn't all that familiar with before. Not to get loony, but it honestly feels like much more of a genuine artistic statement than the cheap cash-in these things often are.
I KNEW @VoR was going to put this
Predictable to the last
I also posted in this before noticing that it's a parody thread.
Still, ANY EXCUSE
To be honest, as much as I love a shit cover, I've never really got on board with a whole album of covers. So any suggestions are appreciated.
I already own the Mandy one, oddly, VOR (haven't listened to it in years but Sense Working Overtime was a highlight)
I do want GENUINE ANSWERS even if my suggestions were not
I like She & Him's album of cover songs.
Obviously not the best *EVER*, but I genuinely do love A*Teens' The ABBA Generation. Vocally I'd say it's their best album, pretty much all the covers are nicely done, and the tracklist introduced me to a bunch of songs I wasn't all that familiar with before. Not to get loony, but it honestly feels like much more of a genuine artistic statement than the cheap cash-in these things often are.
Oh you little bitch
(I do love their take on Super Trouper though)
I suppose Annie Lennox's Medusa is one of the more famous ones, but I very seldom dig it out beyond No More I Love You's and Don't Let It Bring You Down, which are both sublime.
I'm intrigued to which ones (other than Our Last Summer) you didn't know prior. I guess Abba weren't that big in the States to be fair?
Waiting for someone to post that Netta EP.
It was a joke I just copied the text form VoR's post.
ABBA weren't that big at the time in the US I guess, but they're very popular as a heritage artist, and I would say that most people would know most of their big hits, even ones that charted low at the time. Mamma Mia only got to 32, but most people know it more than many actual big hits of the 70s. The musical and movie definitely helped with that.
I really don't like covers albums. They just feel lazy to me. And sometimes they're contractual obligations - e.g. Tori Amos' Strange Little Girls (which I do enjoy to a certain extent).
I also like Bowie's Pin-Ups and Weezer's self-titled 'teal' album.
But I think that's about it. The George Michael one made me want to stick needles in my eyes.
The Mandy album IS great
Justice 4 @VoR
Mick Hucknall's covers album is genuinely very good!
Did someone have to sign up an alias to say that?
Mick Hucknall’s mum
I really liked Strange Little Girls, and Coverage. AND The ABBA Generation
I really was living for that ABBAMania covers album at the time actually has nobody mentioned Cher’s yet?
Oh and I really wanted to like West End Girls’ Petshopping, and I did as a concept. But they didn’t do an awful lot with the idea
@Tisch (I think) was a notorious apologist for that album.
! How far down the list do you have to go before you resort to covering a LEMAR song?
Also, I'm not sure how I feel about that Mandy Moore cover of The Whole of the Moon. I don't think it lends itself to a glittery bop.
No idea what you're on about!
I just assumed they started at the bottom of the list and went up
I'd like to pretend I have more to do of a Sunday than trawl through my DMs to find that exact conversation, but I really do not.
Incidentally, this is probably the best review Mick has ever received for any of his musical output.
Good grief. Thank you for not sharing the DM about that cyst I found. Still haven't been to the docs about it lol.
I prefer compilation tribute albums by various artists rather than one artist doing covers.
The Stevie Wonder one called Conception was particularly good
Random covers used to be a great B-side idea. It’s very rare I’ve really loved a covers album.
Can’t believe we’ve not mentioned this classic
what? Nothing by CHER yet?
Skin on Skin is an original track (I think!) in the vein of One & One. I played it too much back in 2005!
Imagine if you posted it.
If we're talking CHER then It's a Man's World is okay, but the Casio ABBA covers album was rubbish.
The ABBA album was fun for the moment, but it didn't really last for me beyond that.
It's a Man's World has some real gems though.
Cyst caused by Mick Hucknall NON SHOCKER