Haggard Cat, "Life and Limb"
Silence is a Dangerous Sound: A Tribute to Fugazi is a huge comp, featuring a bunch of bands each doing one Fugazi tune. The interpretations range from pretty faithful to pretty decomposed, as is de rigueur for this sort of thing. I think you have to be a pretty big Fugazi dork to enjoy something like this, but I am one of the biggest, so it's fun. Most of the pleasure is in doing the Leonardo DeCaprio pointing meme at the songs (metaphorically speaking), but whatever, stupid fun is still fun.
Funkadelic, "Can You Get To That"
The ten minute bookends of Maggot Brain often obscure the rest of the record, which is a shame, as there's plenty of good stuff in-between. The gravity can really pull your ears one way or another, though.
The Feelies, "Forces at Work"
The Feelies are part of the connective tissue between the Velvet Underground and the college rock scene of the 80s, an important element of the fossil history of that entire branch of rock. Everybody talks about the Velvets inspiring much of underground rock, but the Feelies were a big part of it as well, showing a path forward.
CeeLo Green, "Fuck You"
"Fuck You" was the "song of the summer" in 2010, with its undeniable charm and irresistable (and vulgar) hook propelling it everywhere. Even away from its inescapable year, it's still a serious jam, and I'm happy to hear it again.
The Temptations, "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"
That's perfect: "Fuck You" is basically "what if the Temptations could swear", so here we get to compare. Nice work, shuffle!