Friday Random 10: The Great and Not-So-Great edition

This week’s list has a repeat, the CYHSY track (which is included according to the rules of the meme), but the rest is the usual pleasant all-over-the-map assortment. Well, mostly pleasant: once the novelty of hearing Alex Chilton’s once-great Box Tops cover Blondie’s “Call Me” wears off, you’re left with a halfhearted cover that neither illuminates the original nor says anything good about the talents of the cover artist.

Fortunately the Dock Boggs and Blind Lemon Jefferson tracks kind of balance out that track. Happy Friday, y’all.

  1. Maria Callas, “O madre mia, nell’isola fatale” (La Giaconda)
  2. Spacek, “Eve” (Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) Soundtrack)
  3. Sufjan Stevens, “The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts” (Illinoise)
  4. Daniel Lanois, “Rockets” (Rockets)
  5. The Box Tops, “Call Me” (When Pigs Fly)
  6. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, “Is This Love?” (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
  7. Dock Boggs, “Harvey Logan” (Dock Boggs: His Folkways Years)
  8. Blind Lemon Jefferson, “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” (Anthology of American Folk Music)
  9. Radiohead, “Subterranean Homesick Alien” (OK Computer)
  10. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “The Curse of Millhaven” (Murder Ballads)