This cover of Sade's "All About Our Love" is why good covers make life better, why b-sides rule, and why collectors (sometimes) have more fun. The Radio Dept. are a Swedish indie pop band whom I only recently discovered (thanks to my girlfriend and her excellent taste). Their cover takes Sade's sweet, gentle original out for a cup of tea with the Pet Shop Boys. Their new record, Clinging To A Scheme, is as excellent as their others, Pet Grief and Lesser Matters, but to be honest, they have yet to release a dud track, and their singles and EPs are all terrific. If you like New Order, or any band from Scotland, you will love them.
"All About Our Love":