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04.29.2008


I really don't take pleasure in ripping on people, but I feel a journalistic responsibility to play it straight. And I don't even know where to start with this mess. Apparently someone told Scarlett Johansson that she both could and should record an album of Tom Waits covers. The above is the music video for one of those songs. As is common practice for new releases, members of the test audience were approached for publicity comments but of the two left alive, one could only shiver, while the other's quotes were inaudible over the sound of her unborn fetus weeping.

A couple of her tracks feature guest vocals by David Bowie, and as well as the Tom Waits covers, there is also an original track called "A Song for Jo". The album is released on May 20th and if you hate yourself and your life, then guys, it is an absolute must-buy.

Extra Tidbit: Still, one of the most beautiful girls on the planet. No question about that...
Source: Yahoo Music

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9:18PM on 04/30/2008
I really,really,really,really,really would like to see her boobs.
I really,really,really,really,really would like to see her boobs.
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11:29AM on 04/30/2008

whatever...

i was sceptic UNTIL i heard the song.
i love it, and am now excited to for the album.
plus the hottest chick in hollywood just got sexier for having david bowie sing with her covering tom waits.
shes hot and has a good taste in music.
and i agree with Rasporange Pant,that it kind of reminds me of cat power too...
i was sceptic UNTIL i heard the song.
i love it, and am now excited to for the album.
plus the hottest chick in hollywood just got sexier for having david bowie sing with her covering tom waits.
shes hot and has a good taste in music.
and i agree with Rasporange Pant,that it kind of reminds me of cat power too...
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11:33PM on 04/29/2008

Whoever did this

i agree... i love Tom Waits' work... and i think her rendition fo the songs are true to his music... they might sound slightly different but they work...
i agree... i love Tom Waits' work... and i think her rendition fo the songs are true to his music... they might sound slightly different but they work...
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8:23PM on 04/29/2008

Honestly...

I don't see what's so wrong with this. It's actually pretty good. It reminds me a little of Cat Power.
I don't see what's so wrong with this. It's actually pretty good. It reminds me a little of Cat Power.
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6:05PM on 04/29/2008
well, shit...
i suppose i'm the only one who thinks this is good. i like Tom Waits and i like the My Bloody Valentine style production (Wall of Sound) on this song. Her vocals definitely remind me of Sinead, but thats a good thing. I'd like to hear what everyone else is listening to, so let's start there...
well, shit...
i suppose i'm the only one who thinks this is good. i like Tom Waits and i like the My Bloody Valentine style production (Wall of Sound) on this song. Her vocals definitely remind me of Sinead, but thats a good thing. I'd like to hear what everyone else is listening to, so let's start there...
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5:50PM on 04/29/2008
yeah, i saw this earier today and my mind is still pretty boggled.

the video seems like a play on the whole, "I'm a celebrity I have a crappy sad life thing." Which in turn makes my head explode. She seems to have a pretty awesome career and life...for God sakes she gets to do ryan reynolds. i'll gladly trade with her.
yeah, i saw this earier today and my mind is still pretty boggled.

the video seems like a play on the whole, "I'm a celebrity I have a crappy sad life thing." Which in turn makes my head explode. She seems to have a pretty awesome career and life...for God sakes she gets to do ryan reynolds. i'll gladly trade with her.
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5:16PM on 04/29/2008
All the negative comments and venom in the post are baffling to me. I would wager that some of you probably have never even heard Tom Waits. Do I love it? No. But this isn't bad and certainly not as bad as some of you are suggesting.
All the negative comments and venom in the post are baffling to me. I would wager that some of you probably have never even heard Tom Waits. Do I love it? No. But this isn't bad and certainly not as bad as some of you are suggesting.
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4:29PM on 04/29/2008
I like this actress, and Tom Waits, so I can't bring myself to listen. This makes me feel a little sick inside just thinking about it.
I like this actress, and Tom Waits, so I can't bring myself to listen. This makes me feel a little sick inside just thinking about it.
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4:08PM on 04/29/2008
What music? All I hear is a mule dying a slow and painful death.
What music? All I hear is a mule dying a slow and painful death.
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2:28PM on 04/29/2008

Overrated in every sense of the word

song is awful, i dont like her movies, and i dont find her nearly as sexy as everyone else. Infact, the only movie i thought she looked great in was the Island.
song is awful, i dont like her movies, and i dont find her nearly as sexy as everyone else. Infact, the only movie i thought she looked great in was the Island.
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2:22PM on 04/29/2008

Why stop at Tom Waits?

Why not tackle an album of Bjork covers?

Clearly she is doing this out of a love of Tom Waits - because the first thing I want to do after listening this is throw in "Small Change" and "Foreign Affairs" on replay, and try to forget this ever existed. This should help bolster Tom's monthly residuals.

She's got all of the idiosyncratic lethargy of Shinehead O'Connor, with none of the talent.
Why not tackle an album of Bjork covers?

Clearly she is doing this out of a love of Tom Waits - because the first thing I want to do after listening this is throw in "Small Change" and "Foreign Affairs" on replay, and try to forget this ever existed. This should help bolster Tom's monthly residuals.

She's got all of the idiosyncratic lethargy of Shinehead O'Connor, with none of the talent.
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1:55PM on 04/29/2008

Why Tom Waits!?!

Never mind how bad she is. Or is that just the recording quality? But you gotta be some sort of super-confident expert singer to try and do Tom Waits labels. I can't help but think how odd the choice is.
Never mind how bad she is. Or is that just the recording quality? But you gotta be some sort of super-confident expert singer to try and do Tom Waits labels. I can't help but think how odd the choice is.
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1:47PM on 04/29/2008

Good God!

I just spent 10 minutes on the floor, crying in a fetal position, before I could type this. Dear Scarlett, just let us enjoy your boobs, not your voice.
I just spent 10 minutes on the floor, crying in a fetal position, before I could type this. Dear Scarlett, just let us enjoy your boobs, not your voice.
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