There was a time when recording a cover album—with the exception of David Bowie’s Pin Ups—was taken as unequivocal proof that a band’s creative mojo was tapped. Lately, however, the opposite seems to be true. Last summer, Beck formed a musical club dedicated to covering classic albums. Then the Flaming Lips remade Dark Side of the Moon to ring in the new decade. Next, Nada Surf and (two-thirds of) Supergrass released albums crammed full of covers of their favorite songs. And now Mates of State and Cyndi Lauper have both announced that they’ll be releasing cover albums this summer.
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