In today's post we ask you what do you prefer, this or that? First up are SubEx faves The Dead Weather. Not long ago we told you about the Jack White produced and starring video for "I Cut Like A Buffalo". There wasn't a lot to it aside from White dancing around in scenes that as gorgeously shot as they are find White flirting as closely with selling out than ever before in his career. So when we heard over the weekend that there was going to be an alternate take of the video we found ourselves once again feeling hopeful. The so-called "alternate take" appears to our untrained eyes as just the uncut shot of White dancing that (pun intended) that was spliced into the original version. In our humble opinion the only real saving grace of the alt-take was the fact that it was paired with the news that The Dead Weather's sophomore album was "half done". If the "Jawbreaker" track we heard at the House of Blues a couple weeks ago is any indication be very excited because White and Co. are going to be coming harder and faster the second time around. So which do you prefer, the original video or the alternate take?
For round 2 how about some Animal Collective? Though The Music Slut debuted Dappled Cities' "My Girls" cover about a month ago we have only recently been turned onto it. Sure it doesn't necessarily shake our belief system but we definitely don't feel as strongly as one TMS commenter who boasted that "...I now have absolutely no desire to find out if I could learn to like anything Dappled Cities has ever recorded". Personally we're still of the belief that Taken By Trees is responsible for the best cover of this so far, so much so that it may in fact outshine the original (if that's even possible). This or that, who is responsible for the best version of "My Girls"?
MP3: Animal Collective - My Girls
MP3: Taken By Trees - My Boys
MP3: Dappled Cities - My Girls
MP3: Ruby Isle - My Girls