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The 50 Best Covers of The Cure Songs(page 2)

Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
11
Mariee Sioux

Love Song by Mariee Sioux

I absolutely love the ultra-somber take on Love Song here. The guitar arrangement--finger-picked broken chords--is almost hypnotic in the way that it rolls over and over. Then add in a beautiful vocal interpretation and we've got ourselves a winner here. Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

12
Fightstar

In Between Days by Fightstar

Something very intriguing about this cover. I love the harmonica (a Cure song with harmonica!) and the whole approach feels almost like a Replacements sort of vibe.Which works for me. Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

13
Seth Davis

Friday I'm in Love by Seth Davis

It's always interesting when people take pretty much an opposite approaches to the cover as the original. Here's the Cure, a British band known for great big production style (among other things), but let's take one of their songs and play it in an Americana acoustic folk style. Shall we?

14


Pictures of You by Caroline Corn

A very heartfelt cover, with beautiful, longing vocals and a simple acoustic guitar part. This is the kind of cover that makes me actually interested in listening to covers. Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

15
Katie Melua

Just Like Heaven by Katie Melua

One of several very beautiful covers of this tune, which just begs to have beautiful covers of it made. I love the slow Spanish guitar style, which is so perfectly accented by Katie's smooth vocals. Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

16
Rio En Medio

Pictures of You by Rio En Medio

Picture a Parisian jazz cafe, circa 1960. The small ensemble is improvising a smooth little tune, and that tune is called Pictures of You. Are you hip to that daddy-o? Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

17
Dean & Britta

Friday I'm in Love by Dean & Britta

I love the orchestral-ish arrangement of the synth strings and the whispered vocals reminiscent of Nick Drake. This one works well. Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

Completely 100% Indie

If you're on this site, you're obviously a fan of indie. Why not check out the novel written by a fellow indie fan?

Author Neal A. Yeager has been indie for a long time. "There's that old saying 'write what you know,' and I've been bouncing around the indie scene for quite a few years now. In fact I have the domain nonhollywood.com," he says, "So I thought it would be fun to write a novel about the sorts of characters who inhabit the indie world. The four main characters are: an actor, an actress, an indie filmmaker and a musician all 'aspiring' in Los Angeles. Needless to say, I'm very empathetic."

Purchase or preview the novel at any of the usual online stores. And... Listen to the awesome audiobook version (produced completely indie, of course) for free right here on this site!

18
Dinosaur Jr.

Just Like Heaven by Dinosaur Jr.

This noisy version is almost as much a classic as the original. It's possible that this one by Dinosuar Jr is the earliest cover of this tune (from way back in 1987, a few years before the heyday of noise and grunge). Today it is still definitely a cover worth listening to. Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

19
Francoise Sanders

Friday I'm in Love by Francoise Sanders

Trippy little drum loops and synth noises at a slow tempo make this one one worth checking out. Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

20
Magicrays

Pictures of You by Magicrays

You can definitely hear the emotion in the vocals in this one, as Magicrays definitely hits the nail right on the head with the spirit of regret that this tune exemplifies. Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

21
Charlotte Martin

Just Like Heaven by Charlotte Martin

I love hearing Robert Smith's well-known guitar intro played on a piano. It just changes it and brings it a very special quality. Add lovely female vocals on top and you've got yourself a winner. Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

22
The Lovers

The Love Cats by The Lovers

Oo La La. Can zee French do zee Cure? Oiu!

23
Bavasso

A Night Like This by Bavasso

One of those dark tunes that I like so much (this one is probably my favorite Cure tune). Here it's been taken from the gigantic gothic arrangement of the original to a sort of spartan triphop. The whispered female vocals give this one a delicate and disturbing edge that I love

"I Deserve to be Famous, Dammit!" ...

... that catchphrase, from non-Hollywood the novel, surely resonates with a lot of aspiring actors, filmmakers and musicians...

The novel's characters:

Sarah is a fantastic actress who can't land the parts because she doesn't look like a model;
Terrance does look like a model and by all accounts he has what it takes to be the Next Big Thing;
Icon is a brilliant but shy independent filmmaker with a vision; and
Sean, well, Sean is a musician who knows that it's all in who you know.

Purchase or preview the novel at any of the usual online stores. And... Listen to the awesome audiobook version (produced completely indie, of course) for free right here on this site!

24
Janet Devlin

Friday I'm in Love by Janet Devlin

A delicate strings and strings version of this one. Once again, female vocals seem to work really, really well on this particular tune.

25
Xu Xu Fang

Fascination Street by Xu Xu Fang

A pretty darned good cover of Fascination Street here. The big disturbing and uber-gothic feel of the original is retained here. The pulsing tribal drums add to the tension and work very well to great effect. Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

27
Sweet Dreams

Fascination Street by Sweet Dreams

Okay, so if you spend much time looking for cover tunes, you discover several artists who do lullaby versions and kids' versions, etc. of pretty much every artist ever. But this one... okay, first off, Fascination Street is a damned disturbing song with definite adult content, so you'd have to question the decision to make a kids' version of it in the first place. But here's the thing: playing it with bells in that kids' version style actually makes it even creepier. I'm pretty sure that this would give a listening infant their first nightmares, but for adults, it's actually kinda cool.

28
 Alex & Friends

Close to Me by Alex & Friends

This one has a great pulsating feel to it, and I love the whatever-that-accent-is-accented vocals which makes it come across as pretty trippy. Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

29
Miguel Escueta

Just Like Heaven by Miguel Escueta

Great acoustic guitars on this one. I really enjoy how the lead guitar is done with what sounds like a nylon-string guitar. Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

30
Nakhane Toure

Just Like Heaven by Nakhane Toure

This is a soft and sweet cover here. The simple arrangement and soothing vocals remind me quite a bit of the Israel Kamakawiwo'ole cover of Over the Rainbow. Very Nice Buy it on iTunes (or hear longer preview)

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