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London Grammar's 'Wrecking Ball' Cover Cuts Down The Destruction

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Hannah Reid of British band London Grammar performs on stage during the 35th Transmusicales music festival in Rennes, western France, on December 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images) | DAMIEN MEYER via Getty Images

The sweeping pop production of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball," paired with its music video, evokes a very different feeling than the song's rendition provided by London Grammar. The trio's re-imagination is eerie and somber, the instrumentation reduced to simple piano and faint guitar pickings with Hannah Reid's vocals hovering heavily in the song's suddenly empty space.

When hearing a cover of a song that is drastically different than the original, it's easy to wonder what kind of impact the track would have made were the roles reversed. Would "Wrecking Ball" have been better as the brainchild of London Grammar? Could Miley (and her team of producers) craft her version based on London Grammar's take? Give the song, courtesy of BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, a listen below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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