Monday, October 20, 2008

Okay Plus


AMERICAN jazz trio The Bad Plus have built a career out of the cover version, playing jazz to a rock and pop audience.
If you don't yet know them, their reworkings of songs by artists ranging from Aphex Twin to David Bowie to Interpol to Blondie that litter their LPs have lifted them above the competition for sure.
However this gimmick has proved yet again to be both a blessing and a curse on latest LP For All I Care.
While some here - such as How Deep Is Your Love - are ingenious, others - Lithium - come across as a band trying too hard, and the original material in between, sadly, is nothing exceptional.
So get on iTunes and cherrypick those cover versions - For All I Care, the rest can wait.

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