Like Rats - CALDO VERDE
FILTER Grade: 76%
By Jeffrey Brown on March 18, 2013
Cover songs can be tricky, and entire albums composed solely of covers are trickier yet. As with his best-known album of Modest Mouse covers as Sun Kil Moon, Mark Kozelek’s latest takes a variety of songs (Descendents, Sonny and Cher) and reworks them into occasionally unrecognizable versions. Fans of the originals may find these versions completely irrelevant, but for those interested in Kozelek’s body of work, it’s an interesting collection that lends itself equally well to both intellectual deconstruction and simply listening.