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Hadn't got round to listening to Papillon yet, it sounds like a welcome change of direction for Editors, bit more synthy and dancey.

Fantastic song from what is probably the best album of the decade. Good times.

Edit: Just why is it there so many people choose to cover that KoL song for Radio 1? The Bat For Lashes and Friendly Fires versions are well worth checking out. Particularly the FF one, they really do their own thing with it. And the BFL one just because Natasha Khan is lovely.

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Just why is it there so many people choose to cover that KoL song for Radio 1?

Is it just me' date=' or has the number of covers being churned out in general shot up in the past few months? I mean I know the numbers have been steadily increasing for years, but recently it seems that pretty much every other song I hear, either in shops, on TV, or on the radio (not that I listen to it by choice) is a cover... and 99% of the time almost [i']identical[/i] to the original.

There was a time when cover songs appeared roughly 1 track every 3-5 (ish) albums, and just as a small tribute to an artist the band respects (or occasionally a mickey take at the expense of one they don't :P). Anyway, my point is, they were very rarely much more than an afterthought back then (certainly not a main focal point of the album), and didn't get radio play unless it was something really special and/or vastly different from the original.

These days, covers are generally nothing more than a cheap, minimum-effort money making tool. Their main purpose is either to get an album immediate attention upon it's release, or squeeze an extra few quid from the gullible masses, after the obligatory 5 (4 too many) singles have been milked.

That's how it seems to me, anyway. I may be wrong, but I highly suspect I'm not. Irritating to say the least.

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Jay-Z

'Forever Young'

In my opinion best song on the album - 'may the best of your days be the worst of your tomorrows'

Also if you've not heard of him give Plan B a listen - featured in Kidulthood/Adulthood, seems a talent.

'Charmaine'

'Stay to Long' - such a mix of genres in this track! Zane Lowe's a fan. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUQ_P6xzxws

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