Whitney Pastorek
December 06, 2006 at 12:00 PM EST

I know some of my coworkers won’t agree with this — yeah, Tim Stack, I’m looking at you — but I remain unconvinced that The O.C. has any business being on television this season. (Really? Taylor Townsend? Really??) Still, if the whole thing goes down in Oliver-style flames for the third season in a row, at least we’ll have the series’ sixth soundtrack to listen to as we watch it burn.

Stream it here and love it along with me: It’s called Covering Our Tracks, and as such, it contains some of your favorite indie artists covering the songs of other indie artists you like. I can’t get enough of Goldspot’s doo-woppy “Float On,” Band of Horses’ echoey take on “The End’s Not Near,” or Rogue Wave’s lush “Debaser.” Actually, as I am writing this post, I am realizing I may need to buy this thing, for reals, yo.

Still, a couple questions: What, no Death Cab? And are we fresh out of people to cover Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” or has someone finally realized that all the emotional weight has been sucked out of that song?

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