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.