Thursday, May 1, 2008

Web turns on Scarlett Johannson

Scarlett Johannson made an album of Tom Waits cover versions. Yes, you heard right, an entire album.

But hold your horses because the first single, Falling Down, is nowhere near as bad as you might think. In fact, it reminds me of some of Kevin Shields' sublime tracks on the Lost In Translation soundtrack. Maybe that's not such a surprise, given that Johannson sang backing vocals on stage with Shields' favourite band, The Jesus and Mary Chain, at last year's Coachella Festival.

But the denizens of the internet are not happy. Here's a sample of what they've written on the Johannson's Youtube page:

Lil Missae: " She criticized Paris Hilton's music and promised hers would be better. She lied."

Waterychan: "This has just given me yet another reason to hate her. She's a shit actress, and a shit singer. Fabulous."

Derekondemand: "Sounds like something froma german party?"

Mattrosencrance: "She should try being a stock broker instead of singing." [or an actress, perhaps, Matt?]

Oh dear...

Personally, after giving it a few listens (three), I'm really getting into it. What do you think?

Scarlet Johannson - Falling Down

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