Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Unknown: Jimmy Eat World - Coverted

The Man of Steel hits theaters today in an epic fanfare of fanboy love.  He's the biggest, the baddest, the most powerful and the most popular of all the superheros.  What gives Superman this honor is that he is the notion of perfection.  He is that ideal perfection that we all hope to achieve.  He is noble, true...and he can fly.  He is indestructible and incapable of evil.  Maybe that's why it is so hard to make a good Superman movie.  I have not seen the new movie the reviews have been average at best.  It's like our expectation of perfection gets in our way of our enjoyment.  When we expect too much there's no hope for any movie, album, or TV show to match that we're naturally disappointed.  This is the main reason I do not include new songs in my lists.  To truly appreciate a song, it needs to be listened to and absorbed.  If I expect "Stairway To Heaven" at every outing...I'll always be disappointed.  I've found if I don't expect anything all...I'm more often surprised.  Man of Steel is already a box office smash.  Audiences love it and only time will tell if it survives or fizzles.

Jimmy Eat World - Coverted
  1. Firestarter (Prodigy Cover)
  2. Game of Pricks (Guided By Voices)
  3. You and I (Wilco cover)
  4. Spangle (The Wedding Present)
  5. Take Em As They Come (Bruce Springsteen)
  6. Precision Auto (Superchunk)
  7. The Concept (Teenage Fanclub)
  8. New Religion (Duran Duran)
  9. Last Christmas (Wham!)
  10. Half Right (Heatmiser)
Buy Jimmy Eat World's new album,!


Colin Outside said...

Thanks for posting the Jimmy songs! I've always been a fan of theirs, but I've only heard a couple of these covers. Awesome!

Michael said...

oh no! where's the 11th track of your list? 10 simply won't do! ;)