by Dan Katz


Each of the collages is created out of squares from the cover of two albums, wherein the newer album contains a cover of a song from the older album. The "playlist" mp3 has a snippet from each of the cover songs, giving an order for the songs. The collages have various numbers of pieces in them, and that number of pieces is an index into the song title. Reading the index letters in playlist order yields the answer CHEAP SEATS.

"Smooth Criminal" (Michael Jackson's Bad/Alien Ant Farm's ANThology) - 7 - C

"Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen's Various Positions/Jeff Buckley's Grace) - 10 - H

"Blue Monday" (New Order's Substance/Orgy's Candyass) - 4 - E

"Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" (Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)/Marilyn Manson's Smells Like Children) - 9 - A

"Common People" (Pulp's Different ClassWilliam Shatner's Has Been) - 7 - P

"The Man Who Sold The World" (David Bowie's The Man Who Sold the World/Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York) - 10 - S

"Come on Eileen" (Dexys Midnight Runners' Too-Rye-Ay/Save Ferris' It Means Everything) - 7 - E

"Comfortably Numb" (Pink Floyd's The Wall/Scissor Sisters' eponymous album) - 8 - A

"Hurt" (Nine Inch Nails' Downward Spiral/Johnny Cash's American IV: The Man Comes Around) - 4 - T

"The First Cut Is the Deepest" (Cat Stevens' New Masters/Sheryl Crow's The Very Best of Sheryl Crow) - 7 - S