A list of some of my favorites by album and song: Foo Fighters- Foo Fighters, The Colour and The Shape, There is Nothing Left to Lose. Breeders- Title TK, Pod, Last Splash. Hot Snakes- Automatic Midnight, Suicide Invoice. At The Drive-In- In Casino Out. The Beach Boys- Don’t Worry Baby, God Only Knows. The Blood Brothers- …Burn Piano Island, Burn. Deerhoof- Friend Opportunity. Fugazi- The Argument. Rilo Kiley- Under the Blacklight. Hole- Live Through This. The Kills- Black Balloon, Cat Claw, Wait. Man… Or Astro Man?- A Spectrum of Infinite Scale. Nirvana- Nirvana, Nevermind, In Utero. She and Him- Volume 1, Volume 2. Pixies- Surfer Rosa, Come On Pilgrim. Refused- The Shape of Punk to Come. Sleater-Kinney- Dig Me Out, Modern Girl, Oh!. Tegan and Sara- So Jealous. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Masters Ep, Fever to Tell.
Cat Power- Sea of Love
I recently re-watched Juno (of course), and it reminded me of how this song at the end always gets me, and makes me cry most of the time. It’s a beautiful song, and I love this version of it. I feel like Cat Power is just spooky enough to get the feeling across in a whole other way from the original. She makes it almost a sad farewell of a love song.
Yes, that’s right, this is a cover. The Original was done by Phil Philips in 1959. Here is a video for it. It’s very good. In that dreamy 50’s sort of way.
Another few honorable mentions go to: