26 September 2009

Possibly I'm the last person on the internet to hear this....

Maybe it's just that I'm not used to Brandon Flowers singing such deep lyrics. (Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of the guy, but lyrical complexity is not his strong point, bless his pretty head). Or maybe it's just that I'm not used to such clearly Oberstian lyrics being sung by somehow who can, well, sing. I suspect the fact that it sounds so much like the original but at the same time so much like a Killers song is what throws me.

Either way, this has to be one of the most jarring covers I've ever heard. What do you guys think?

The Killers - Four Winds

and, the original for anyone who hasn't heard it (it is, for me, the highlight of Cassadaga): Bright Eyes - Four Winds

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