Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Anywhere I Lay My Head

I've listened to Scarlett Johansson's new CD on Rhapsody a couple of times now. I find it haunting, and I've figured out why. The production has turned the songs of Tom Waits and the voice of ScarJo and created the American equivalent of an Enya CD. Yes, Enya is exactly what this CD reminds me of. Those of you who are horrified by that thought (I'd link to Ray Banks here, but he's made that next to impossible for me) will certainly be even more horrified by the result. As for me, I kind of like it, particularly "Fannin Street" (hey, I drive on Fannin Street every now and then) and "Falling Down." ScarJo doesn't have the voice that Enya does, but she doesn't need it with the heavy echo and the layered production here. She can carry a tune, and that's all that's required.

5 comments:

JD Rhoades said...

True confession: I actually like Enya.

Bill Crider said...

Sad admission: I do, too.

Todd Mason said...

Neither of you, I gather, had the misfortune of working in a Tower Records in the summer of 1992, and hearing the "Oronoco Flow" album over and over again.

Clannad not so bad, but likewise prone to (intentional?) goofiness (audit the ROBIN HOOD theme).

Todd Mason said...

I don't dislike Enya, mind you, but the joke (or the silly Highly Enunciated lyrics) wore thin.

jjs said...

i listened to some of this horror. i thought the mouseketeers sang bad.