The National, Amerindie darlings, cover one of The Clash's finest moments- Clampdown. Slowed down, half whispered-half sung vocals, acoustic guitars and finger picking. It doesn't really match the subject matter (kicking over the walls, causing governments to fall, you wearing blue and brown and working for the clampdown) but it's a good attempt at doing something different and it works pretty well.
I like The National in small doses but I lose interest over a whole album. Some of their songs, Apartment Story say or Mr November, I've listened to loads but I can't get into the whole thing, and I'm not sure why.