Alright, folks, it's Friday. You know the drill.
1. The Replacements, "Cruella de Ville" -- There's something perverse about the Mats covering a Disney song. 7/10
2. Black Keys, "Have Love, Will Travel" -- Yeah, yeah, it's been used in a bad truck commercial. But still an excellent song. 8/10
3. The Arcade Fire, "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" -- Just saw Death Cab for Cutie in NYC tonight. Man, I'd love to catch Arcade Fire too. Phenomenal work. 9/10
4. William Shatner, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" -- The beauty of this song is that Captain Kirk is apparently on LSD as he records this. 8/10
5. Irma Thomas, "Time is on My Side" -- Beautiful, beautiful cover. I can't listen to the Stones version anymore, this soul twist is so great. 9/10
6. De La Soul, "Keepin' the Faith" -- One of my favorite hiphop bands, but one of their lesser works. 6/10
7. Wanda Jackson, "Riot in Cell Block #9" -- Great old rockabilly song about a riot in a women's prison. Jackson later appeared in Budweiser ads with Brian Setzer as the "Guitar Granny." 9/10
8. Ramones, "Happy Birthday, Mr. Burns!" -- Just 23 seconds long, but a nice little Simpsons clip. 6/10
9. The Velvet Underground, "Who Loves the Sun" -- Sounds nothing like the rest of their work, and it somehow still works. 8/10
10. Urge Overkill, "Positive Bleeding" -- An old favorite band of mine, with a late recording. Nice, embrace-the-irony rock. 8/10
Alright, that gives me a straight 8.0 on the coolness meter, right between Floyd the Barber and Pink Floyd.
Please feel free to drop your own random ten in the comments, with or without the coolness self-audit.