If you ask somebody for their list of the 10 greatest albums ever made and Disintegration
doesn't rear its head somewhere, you shouldn't take that person's list seriously. I know that the persona of Robert Smith and the Cure is goth melancholia but I'm hard pressed to name a more painfully beautiful record than Disintegration
. Clearly, Kevin Devine
is also a fan. As part of his Devinyl Splits program (where he works with fellow alt-rockers on a split 45), Kevin released a gorgeous cover of "Lovesong." Kevin once did an entire album cover of Nevermind
, and after this, I kind of want to hear him tackle all of Disintegration
And be sure to check out our exclusive session with Kevin's side project (with Manchester Orchestra), Bad Books.