In honor of the 20th anniversary of the U2 album Achtung Baby, British magazine Q has put together a parallel cover album that so far we thoroughly approve of. AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered goes out with Q's December issue, on sale today or available for order off Q's site. It features former U2 collaborator Trent Reznor, the band Garbage (who haven't produced anything before this since 2007), Patti Smith, and many more magical names from the vault.
To whet your appetite, we've posted all the tracks leaked so far (full tracklist below). Depeche Mode's "So Cruel" and Jack White's "Love Is Blindness" are our reigning favorites, but we wouldn't kick any of these out of bed, if you know what we're saying. Mainly because they're songs and you can't kick songs out of bed, but also, we're saying, because they're all pretty good.
LISTEN below, or stream the whole album at Q's site :
Garbage, "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"
Nine Inch Nails "Zoo Station"
Depeche Mode, "So Cruel"
The Killers, "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)"
Damien Rice, "One"
Jack White, "Love Is Blindness"
AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered Tracklist:
01. Nine Inch Nails: Zoo Station
02. U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix): Even Better Than The Real Thing
03. Damien Rice: One
04. Patti Smith: Until The End Of The World
05. Garbage: Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
06. Depeche Mode: So Cruel
07. Snow Patrol: Mysterious Ways
08. The Fray: Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
09. Gavin Friday: The Fly
10. The Killers: Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
11. Glasvegas: Acrobat
12. Jack White: Love Is Blindness