Good Cover Version: Guards Does Metallica
Pulp gave the world the song "Bad Cover Version." But seeing as I'm a sonic optimist, I'm of the belief that there's more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.
I believe my crush on Richie James Follin to be pretty well-documented at this point. So let's just talk about how Guards covered Metallica, and it's all sorts of awesome. Follin and co. give "Motorbreath" a dark, dreamy murkiness, perfectly spine-tingling and nigh on intense. I've never been a big Metallica fan, but darned if Richie and his Guards don't do this song in a beautiful, eerie new way.