In what will hopefully be a regular series, Best Coast have written an ode to Rihanna … oh hang on, they haven't. What they have done is cover Fleetwood Mac's 1976 classic Rhiannon as part of the forthcoming album Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Joining them on the LP are MGMT (Future Games), Lykke Li (Silver Springs), the Kills (Dreams) and the New Pornographers, whose version of Think About Me can be heard here. With Best Coast's second album, The Only Place, channeling Fleetwood Mac's influence more obviously than their debut, their interpretation of Rhiannon doesn't exactly mess about with the original too much, with singer Bethany Cosentino doing her best Stevie Nicks impression. If anything, it sounds even sadder.
• Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac is out on 13 August on Hear Music/Concord.
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