16 Covers That Are Almost Better Than the Original

by Jillian Finley

There’s no accounting for taste. Reprising old classics and revered gems is a forever controversial enterprise. It’s bold to claim art might be better articulated by someone other than its original architect. With that premise assumed, we’ve assembled a few deep cuts and killer tracks for your consideration. From the dispassionate cool riffs of punk to Johnny Cash adding extra soul to everything but the kitchen sink, these iconic covers give their source material a run for the money. 

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