I know that mash-ups aren't really accepted as a true musical art form. I, for one, think they're great. I guess I'm able to see it from both sides... yes, mash-up artists use other people's intellectual property to make something new. But some of them do it so well, with such immeasurable skill, that to not regard what they've created as a work of art just seems wrong to me.
Yesterday's installment of the On-going History of New Music was all about the history of mash-ups. I found it very amusing to hear the DJ say "we're not allowed to play mash-ups on the radio" and then listen to the DJ play mash-ups on the radio.
I've already got a few favourite mash-ups on my iTunes, but yesterday I found out about this one, and my jaw nearly dropped off of my face because of the awesomeness.
Here are a few of my all-time favourite mash-ups: