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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    I prefer the original "Heartbeats."
    Dang! Why does everyone keep saying that?!?!

    I've come to hate the Knife's original. I think the Jose Gonzalez's cover is significantly better.
    It has more heart, dammit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neptunesnet View Post
    Dang! Why does everyone keep saying that?!?!

    I've come to hate the Knife's original. I think the Jose Gonzalez's cover is significantly better.
    It has more heart, dammit!

    Because it's true! Making a beautiful, icy, synth-driven pop song into a sleepy acoustic ballad doesn't give it more heart. In fact, a lot of the emotion in that song comes from the rhythmic pulse. It's the same reason why Iron & Wine's covers of "Such Great Heights" and "Love Vigilantes" aren't as good as the originals. It's not because he isn't great; it's because some of the best parts get lost in order to make the cover original. In fact, I think Eric Lewis' live cover(s) of "Heartbeats" are better than Jose Gonzalez's. As an instrumental, you can see just how gorgeous the rhythm and melody intertwine, although he has some interesting flights of fancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Because it's true! Making a beautiful, icy, synth-driven pop song into a sleepy acoustic ballad doesn't give it more heart.
    I agree. Except about the original "Bizarre Love Triangle" vs. the more slow and sappy Frente version.

    I'm a sucker for 80s synth pop though. NOM NOM NOM NOM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    I agree. Except about the original "Bizarre Love Triangle" vs. the more slow and sappy Frente version.

    I'm a sucker for 80s synth pop though. NOM NOM NOM NOM.

    There were great bands from that era who put a human pulse into some rather robotic-sounding songs, and it worked perfectly. Soft Cell or New Order or A Flock of Seagulls fit so much more emotion into their songs than 99% of the sappy acoustic troubadours or shrieking divas of today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    There were great bands from that era who put a human pulse into some rather robotic-sounding songs, and it worked perfectly. Soft Cell or New Order or A Flock of Seagulls fit so much more emotion into their songs than 99% of the sappy acoustic troubadours or shrieking divas of today.

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    In fact, let's provide evidence.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Because it's true!
    NEVER!!!

    Making a beautiful, icy, synth-driven pop song into a sleepy acoustic ballad doesn't give it more heart.
    I stand corrected.

    The Knife's original does, in fact, have a heart. It's just an "icy" unfeeling one. Probably has a face full of make-up, designer shoes, and... implants?



    In fact, a lot of the emotion in that song comes from the rhythmic pulse. It's the same reason why Iron & Wine's covers of "Such Great Heights" and "Love Vigilantes" aren't as good as the originals.
    You didn't like the I&W cover of "Such Great Heights"?
    omg if any cover was a great interpretation of the original it was definitely that one.

    *makes note of this*

    It's not because he isn't great; it's because some of the best parts get lost in order to make the cover original. In fact, I think Eric Lewis' live cover(s) of "Heartbeats" are better than Jose Gonzalez's. As an instrumental, you can see just how gorgeous the rhythm and melody intertwine, although he has some interesting flights of fancy.
    Indeed, the Eric Lewis' cover is good, but it honestly doesn't even sound like the song to me. It more accurately sounds like an offshot of the original, not a cover (at least not in the terms that I define "cover"). Even his "flights of fancy" take away from the music and it comes off feeling a little gimmicky to me.


    To clarify, Gonzalez's "Heartbeats" is not simply a "sleepy acoustic ballad." The song is so much more fluid the way Gonzalez plays it, much in the same way that Nick Drake made "Pink Moon" sound like the inside of a cove or something. The Knife's just sounds like trite commercial electronica. Can't get into that at all. Perhaps if I shopped at UO and owned a Mac, but otherwise I don't always have room for that kind of dessert.

    *big sigh*

    Okay, pure. We'll just have to agree to disagree.

    It doesn't change the fact that it breaks my heart a little to know that someone doesn't hear what I hear when I listen to Gonzalez's cover.



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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    I'm a sucker for 80s synth pop though. NOM NOM NOM NOM.
    Sorry, marmalade, but 80s synth pop?



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    I 80's synth pop. Don't make me get all Depeche Mode on your ass.

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