Interpretations falls into the latter, and I'm not so sure that's always a good thing.
Being an Elton John fan, I immediately fast forwarded to her cover of "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me." While I liked her bluesy take on it, I'm so accustomed to Elton's nasal-y whine it was hard for me to get into it. Same for Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed." I wonder if there's such a thing as a song "too iconic to cover?"
Don't get me wrong, overwhelmingly Interpretations succeeds more than it fails. Mostly, I blame my own bias. I loved 2005's I've Got My Own Hell To Raise, another album of covers, but those skewed more modern (Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams) and less well-known. Not ones I've lip-synced in my bedroom for years.
(Stream it here .)