Calexico, "Heart of Downtown"
This comes from Calexico's Christmas album, Seasonal Shift. The major concession here is that the guitar line is a little more filled out, and there's a little bit fuller chorus. It's a Calexico song otherwise, which is a perfectly good thing....
Skinny Puppy, "Riverz End"
At this point, I find it charming when I find an edgy-z spelling. This was cutting edge stuff at one point. You saw a "z" instead of an "s", and you knew you were in for some attitude.
Foetus, "Sick Minutes"...
The Magnetic Fields, "Meaningless"
Pretty sure this is a repeat!
The National, "Afraid of Everyone"
This is also a repeat!
(That's a lie, I just don't want to figure out anything to say about the National. Don't want to make people mad!)
La Gritona, "Jack...
The Beautiful South, "Liars' Bar"
Yeah, not the best choice here for a band where the delightful vocal performances are such an important part of their sound.
Madvillain, "Operation Lifesaver aka Mint Test"
A thing about Madvillain which is always impressive is that a lot...
Foetus, "Clothes Hoist"
Foetus released live albums pretty often, which were usually pretty good. The live show was often more direct and noisier, driven by having a live band making a racket. So it's not just a re-hash of the album tracks, making them good...