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James Holmes

Gotye Doesn't Completely Hate 'Glee'; Whitney Tribute Tonight

Filed By James Holmes | April 24, 2012 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Darren Criss, Glee, Gotye, How Will I Know, Somebody That I Used To Know, Whitney Houston

Glee-Whitney-Cropped .jpgEarlier this week I wrote about Gotye's criticism of Glee's cover of his song "Somebody That I Used to Know." Even though the Glee version helped send the single to the top of the charts, Gotye in two interviews said:

They did such a faithful arrangement of the instruments but the vocals were that pop 'Glee' style, ultra dry, sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense, like it's playing to you from a cardboard box.

It made it sound dinky and wrong.

But yesterday Gotye clarified his statements to a Los Angeles alt-rock station 98.7:

[T]he nature of using reverb and space in a recording can change your perception of how a sound appeals to you.

[T]his xylophone hook in my song -- it's kind of dinky not just in the cover version but the original song.

Somehow that becomes the Glee cover I hated and Darren Criss is an asshole.

I thought it was really clever to transpose the song to two guys ... It was a great idea.

I wouldn't actually call that an apology. And what did Darren Criss ever do to him?

In tonights new episode, Glee gives a tribute to Whitney Houston - someone who can no longer complain about a butchered song. Here's to hoping they do the fallen diva justice. Check out a preview of Glee's version of "How Will I Know" after the jump along with the original. Can it compare? I think not.



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