Does loving the A.V. Club’s cover series make me a hipster?

If it does, I don’t care. Most of the “Under the Covers” series are forgettable throwaways (with a few exceptions like this and this). The current year, the fifth, is off to an impressive start. Wye Oak’s cover of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” is a keeper. Eschewing the original’s lush production, they opt for a slow-burn with the bass handling the melody. It’s an interesting choice, and it works beautifully. It’s an interesting (and potentially disastrous) list of songs this year, but who wouldn’t want to hear someone like Mumford & Sons or Low covering Asia’s “Heat of the Moment?” I tell ya, I get chills just thinking about it.

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