Bills & Aches & Blues

Various Artists - Bills & Aches & Blues
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 8 ratings
April 2, 2021 / Release Date
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JohnLouisHoward
73
this compilation captures all too perfectly the hit or miss quality of 4AD over the years. tasking the current roster with covering the historical lineage of the label was a brilliant idea, even if it resulted in The Breeders being over-represented as both coverer and covered (three times, which seems two times too many to me, considering Pixies get only two.)

which by the way do we really need the ten millionth cover of "Where is My Mind", I think not. I can always judge the ... read more
N4t4N
79
I'm not familiar with 4AD or any of these covers really but I found this entire compilation very fun and intersting. I found this through Tkay Maidza who I really like a lot and I was pleasantly suprised to find some other artists I'm familiar with like Big Thief, Spencer., and Helado Negro. and now I'm glad to have a couple new artists to keep track of.

Favorite Tracks: Where Is My Mind?, Revival, Postal, Gigantic, Sunbathing, Oblivion, Song to the Siren, The Wolves (Act I and II), Misery Is ... read more
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Track List

  1. Tkay Maidza - Where Is My Mind? (Pixies)
  2. U.S. Girls - Junkyard (The Birthday Party)
  3. Aldous Harding Revival (Deerhunter)
  4. The Breeders - Dirt Eaters (His Name Is Alive)
  5. Maria Somerville - Seabird (Air Miami)
  6. Tune-Yards - Cannonball (The Breeders)
  7. Spencer - Genesis (Grimes)
  8. Helado Negro - Futurism (Deerhunter)
  9. Efterklang - Postal (Piano Magic)
  10. Bing and Ruth - Gigantic (Pixies)
  11. Future Islands - The Moon Is Blue (Colourbox)
  12. Jenny Hval - Sunbathing (Lush)
  13. Dry Cleaning - Oblivion (Grimes)
  14. Bradford Cox - Mountain Battles (Breeders)
  15. SOHN - Song to the Siren (Tim Buckley / This Mortal Coil)
  16. Becky and the Birds - The Wolves Act I and II (Bon Iver)
  17. Ex:Re - Misery Is a Butterfly (Blonde Redhead)
  18. Big Thief - Off You (Breeders)
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Added on: March 10, 2021