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Jan 17, 2022

A brilliant musical collaboration, and a bizarre but effective blending of existential dread and free jazz. Under Pressure, originally by Queen and David Bowie, covered by The Used with My Chemical Romance and by Joss Stone.

Outro music is Fell In Love With a Boy, by Joss Stone.

Jan 10, 2022

Pop's greatest heartbreak song, covered by an extraordinary singer and a band not fit to be her backup dancers. Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now), originally by Phil Collins, covered by Mariah Carey with Westlife.

Outro music is the unnamed breakup song by Starlee Kine, from This American Life #339. Give the...

Jan 3, 2022

A debut song when the artist was far to young to be so deep, and a pair of covers that recontextualize to opposite extremes. Ol' 55, originally by Tom Waits, covered by Richie Havens, and by Shelby Lynne and Alison Moorer.

Outro music is Our Town by Iris DeMent.