With Nothing On My Lips But “Hallelujah”

Being a  meditation on the occasion of Alan Light’s new book The Holy or the Broken.

Even Leonard Cohen is getting sick of “Hallelujah.” A few years ago, after his iconic ballad showed up on the soundtrack for the dumb, superficial ...

CD Review: Duncan Sheik, “Covers Eighties Remixed”

On the surface, Duncan Sheik’s Covers Eighties Remixed might fall into the “absolutely inessential” category. After all, as its name implies, this covers compilation is itself a remixed version of his 2011 album (wait for it) Covers Eighties. But dismissing ...

Cover Your Ass: “Blue Red And Grey” by The Who

There’s a belief that every rock critic is a frustrated musician. Here at Popdose, we get that thrown in our face in our comments whenever we slam something: “Can you do better?” “How many records have you sold, smart guy?” “You’re just jealous ...

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Cover Songs of All Time

It’s generally agreed upon that if you don’t have any new flavor to add to the original, you shouldn’t bother doing a cover.  But what exactly are the ingredients for a great cover?

There’s no secret recipe.  Some of the songs below ...