Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Label: Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
If you love Dylan like a fat kid loves cake, the bonus cuts of Basement Tapes-era Bob singing the title track and an updated "Trouble In Mind" are like 18K golden icing with diamond sprinkles. But even the most hardnosed Dylan disciples are going to find difficulty dismissing some of indie rock's finest covering Bob's best here. Jim James' haunting version of "Goin' To Acapulco" is worth its weight in said icing and Stephen Malkmus turns "Ballad Of A Thin Man" into something more haunting than Pavement could have ever pulled off. Oh, and Chan fans: the Cat Power track is godhead.