Their first album was one of the great pop/rock albums in recent history. Their second . . . Not so much. Because they asked to be taken seriously, there, as songwriters. (An acoustic song about a junkie uncle? From the authors of the lyric “You had a boyfriend who looked a girlfriend that I had in February of last year”?) Still, I dig the band a whole lot. So here’s some covers. (And remixes.)
1. Read My Mind (Pet Shop Boys’ Stars Are Blazing Mix)-The Killers
2. Mr. Brightside-McFly
3. When You Were Young-Astrid Swan
4. When You Were Young (Jacques lu Conts Thin White Duke remix edit)-Killers
5. Digital Killers (Daft Punk remix)-Loo & Placido
6. Somebody Told Me-Daniel Bedingfield (live)
7. Mr. Brightside-This Unique Museum
8. Mr. Brightside-PlayRadioPlay!
9. All These Things That I’ve Done-Matt Willis (live)
10. Mr. Brightside-Amy McDonald (live)
And thanks to Fong Songs for being the source of a few of the above tunes.