Richard Cheese

Imagine the smooth, caramel-coated voice of Frank Sinatra crooning, “I wanna fuck you like an animal.” Take Snoop Doggy Dog, stick a martini in his hand, smack a cheeky smile on his face, and back him up with a swinging jazz trio. Add a Latin mambo groove to U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday.” Do any of these things, and you’ll have an idea of what to expect from Richard Cheese’s fifth and newest album. Cheese has been turning rock and rap songs into finger-snapping, cocktail-swishing lounge acts for the past six years. Among the 18 selected “best” on this album include covers of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall,” Nirvana’s “Rape Me,” Slipknot’s “People Equals Shit” and Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” Pottery Barn, meet Potty Mouth.