The Atlas Moth – One Amongst The Weed Fields (2010)(MusicEmissions)

Back when cover songs were a novelty, they usually fell into one of two camps: sarcastic, smart-ass commentary on lame music (think Circle Jerks) or semi-reverent takes on songs that inspired a band (think Metallica). Now, though, it has been done to death, to the point that the fact of a band doing a set of covers, rather than the covers themselves, is cause for ridicule.

So here is "One Amongst The Weed Fields," a four song EP of covers by Chicago stoners The Atlas Moth. To be fair, they got it half-right. While none of the tracks-hence, the entire record-are memorable or necessary, a couple of them help kill time in a good way.

The choices are a bit odd. The only fairly obscure one in Failure’s "Golden," which is the best covered song on the set. Here the

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