Snoop Dogg with Willie Nelson
Willie starts out with a quick story about surgery leading to a song, and then he strums away while trading verses with Snoop, Mickey Raphael blowing a lonely harp in the background. It seems like a toss-off on first listen, but they manage to pull off an ode to mortality in what amounts to a little country ditty in the middle of a Snoop Dogg record.
“The Other Shoe”
For fans of the orchestral and complicated side of Fucked Up, “The Other Shoe” is like smack to a junkie, cake to a fat kid, bronzer to a bro. A look inside the band's forthcoming concept album, David Comes to Life, this track is like the first time you got a boner: it's awesome, a little confusing out of context and could be the first step towards the most fun you'll ever have.
“Several Shades of Why”
The Dinosaur Jr frontman unplugs his electric and reveals the weary heart that hides behind face-melting power solos. “I'm not sayin' much / I just try hard / That's all I do / Tried and waited / Then got tired,” he sighs over an acoustic riff—yes, it's still a riff—but with with genuine, weathered emotion. Quieting down actually suits the old slacker quite nicely.
“It Was a Very Good Year”
Twisted Sister's Dee Snider wails over an old Sinatra tune, churning up the noise and turning it into a mass of bombastic cheese.