It’s hard to say that these are in fact the 14 best covers of this year. So many great bands cover so many great songs each year and because it’s typically less formal than an album release, it’s not easily tracked. Therefore, I’d like to unofficially name this list: The 14 Best Covers I Heard in 2013. It’s very likely I missed a few great covers, share them in the comment section below!

Meanwhile, enjoy the great covers below. Oh, and grab the .zip file at the bottom of the post – all covers are included.

PLAYLIST (not purposely put in any order):

1. Wolf Alice – “Roar (Katy Perry Cover)”
2. Arctic Monkeys – “Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake Cover)”
3. Silent Rider – “Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers Cover)”
4. Mikal Cronin – “Kiss Me (Sixpence None The Richer Cover)”
5. Scout Niblett – “No Scrubs (TLC Cover)”
6. Lorde – “Everybody Wants to Rule The World (Tears For Fears Cover)”
7. Divine Fits – “Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen Cover)”
8. Tears For Fears – “Ready To Start (Arcade Fire Cover)”
9. The Flaming Lips – “All You Need Is Love (Beatles Cover)”
10. HAIM – “Strong Enough (Sheryl Crow Cover)”
11. Phosphorescent – “Ya Hey (Vampire Weekend Cover)”
12. Daughter – “Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover)”
13. Over The Rhine/The Lone Bellow – “Slip Sliding Away (Paul Simon Cover)”
14. Benjamin Francis Leftwich – “Swim Until You Can’t See Land (Frightened Rabbit Cover)”

.zip file

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