Gotye - C or D

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world domination continues - it's up to #58 in USA, going top 10 in the UK, and top 40 in ILM EOY poll.

danzig, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kimbra is next.

John Gaw Meme (_Rudipherous_), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Where are the balearic disco/yacht pop remixes of this song? They must exist.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 11:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tim F, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's okay but not in the Africa/Everywhere universe I was hoping for.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 13:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

even if it didn't remind me of sting, which it does

First thing I thought of as well.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

HOW CAN THIS STILL BE #1????

God

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 4 March 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

This song is creeping toward "Rolling in the Deep" levels of ubiquity. I noticed he was supposed to play this small club in Chicago, then it was bumped up to a medium theater, and now it's a big 5000 seater. And yet every time I hear it I think of "King of Pain."

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's some David Guetta song in the charts now that starts off sounding like the Police as well. Is it "Titanium"? I can't remember. At any rate it's all very disturbing.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 8 March 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i still don't mind it, but then i don't pay much attention to radio/tv and haven't really noticed its ubiquity. Quite nice to see a song actually sticking to number one for a change.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 8 March 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

and now it's a big 5000 seater.

And sold out, no less!

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Thursday, 8 March 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

And yet every time I hear it I think of "King of Pain."

Yes, me too.

Mark G, Thursday, 8 March 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

The song's #9 in the U.S., btw.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Thursday, 8 March 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

i kinda like it.

for some reason tho the low-rent quotidian nature of the conflict in the lyrics really rubs me the wrong way, in context of the high-drama moodiness of the song, when this is like what pop songs are supposed to do?

plus his mouth is weird

goole, Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I heard this song far too late. I like it but everyone is being really fucking irritating about it now so I guess I'll just leave it. sigh

owenf, Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

his weird mouth intrigues me

owenf, Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the '80s this song would have been "Love Plus One" or, I dunno, Bourgeois Tagg. Curious to see if he keeps the ball rolling. Someone told me his first album was more Beck/DJ Shadow-y.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Beck makes a lot of sense, mostly in that this album is all over the place wrt influences and styles. There's a p much straight up Hall & Oates type pop song and a weird electronica lounge song about playing with an at-home hi-fi system. There's a decent amount of stuff to love amidst the filler.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 9 March 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Every once in a while a pop song makes an impact on me, most often because it just sounds so strikingly different than anything else on the radio. Witness this track by Gotye: "Somebody" is haunting and minimalistic and poignant (I try and personalize the song and though I admit I cannot, I still feel empathy) and the dude even lets the gal give her side of the story. Pretty intense and a good video that fits the song as she literally leaves the painting that is his life. Is it possible that I need to get the album it came from? Can there be anything remotely close to this awesome on it?

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Friday, 9 March 2012 10:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I got the album today, this morning, from My beloved..

Mark G, Friday, 9 March 2012 11:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

strikingly different than anything else on the radio.

Yeah, at the moment this song is one, "Video Games" is another, and "Jar of Hearts" also. Minimalism cuts through, it seems. More of it.

Mark G, Friday, 9 March 2012 11:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ these songs seem to appeal to a pretty wide age demographic too.

owenf, Friday, 9 March 2012 11:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've only heard the song on the local AAA station, so it didn't stand out as being crazy-different. But I think it must be getting spins on the Adult Top 40/Hot AC station here, too. Not yet on Rhythmic or Mainstream Top 40.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Friday, 9 March 2012 14:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember how jarring it was to hear Kanye's "808s" stuff in rotation, too. Most radio stuff is so dense with information. It's nice to have some breathing room built in.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 9 March 2012 14:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I also heard the Police/Sting comparisons and am glad I wasn't alone. I think it's because of how he emotes the chorus a lot more intensely than the verses and it has a somewhat unique rhythm, which reminded me of the pseudo-reggae/Clash rhythms of the early Police stuff that stood out among the rest of the pop at the time.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 10 March 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Right, have heard the album

adqt

Mark G, Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

aw, I was totally going to BLOW MINDS with my "Beck pastiche" analysis of this album and I see ppl have been talking about that for the past 4 months

;_;

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

also they were GREAT on SNL; the backup harmonies were so tight that on my first view I thought they were all pre-recorded (mostly because the camera work was all in close-ups and didn't show the other other three people singing)

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Police, "King of pain"

Also, "Angel eyes" Roxy Music.

Mark G, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp yeah granted i've only ever seen them play one song (on a couple different shows now), but his entire backing band/live setup is really really good.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

quite honestly this dude and his backing band may be my favorite singers I've discovered this year

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

just watched both snl songs, it is in fact possible to sound really good on that show i guess.

i really like his singing too, ultimately i couldn't quite get into the album but i have absolutely no issue with this guy blowing up.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Same here. A lot of the album doesn't really work for me, but the songs I like I really like.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

my first listen to the album was basically "this isn't really hitting me, but I don't hate this"

listening to it now and it still doesn't hang together but it's more enjoyable than my first listen

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 14:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

dayo, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol what the hell

some dude, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

'some bobby that I used to know' is the punchline iirc

dayo, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

also they were GREAT on SNL; the backup harmonies were so tight that on my first view I thought they were all pre-recorded (mostly because the camera work was all in close-ups and didn't show the other other three people singing)

three? i only saw one of the other dudes singing backup, pretty sure there were some backing vocal tracks. like this one is obviously stuffed with pre-recorded vox:

it doesn't really bother me, just saying.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

the drummer was singing and so was the dude with the xylophone; the guitarist had a mic but I couldn't tell if he ever sang or not

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I read that the single was the guy singing on one note, and the melody was all manipulation.

Mark G, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Same them live a week or two ago, and they were surprisingly solid. It's a seamless mix of live instruments and samplers, a bunch of pre-recorded stuff being triggered and manipulated, plus guys strumming and hitting things.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i enjoy the "band in little room" thing with everyone singing. not perfect but fun imo- for comparison
http://vimeo.com/39793881

a single goddamn marshmallow fucked me for LIFE (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

The SNL performance sounds pretty good, even given the crappy audio quality of the youtube clip I'm listening to.

(FWIW, I liked the solo Kimbra album from last year a whole lot. Not that I haven't said it before, but with Gotye hitting SNL with Kimbra, I thought I'd mention it again.)

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not that she particularly stole the show. Actually, he sounded a lot better. (Not that she should steal the show on his song, but again, she just sounded okay really.)

_Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

just watched both snl songs, it is in fact possible to sound really good on that show i guess.

haha I just wanted to go back to this because I am thinking back to the whole Lana Del Rey argument and going "JUSTIFIED!" to myself

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol yeah that was what i was thinking of (as the most recent example at least)

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was too busy thinking of The Outfield and Lou Gramm to considering the Police when this guy was on SNL

da croupier, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's even that part when he goes "your looove"

da croupier, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol on my plane ride back home the other day i was sitting next to a woman with a young kid and when this video popped up on the tv screen she shielded it with her hand so the kid wouldn't see it

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean kimbra's cute (so is gotye per my gf) but....

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha ha, that Ozzy thing is great. Now the song is enjoyable!

calstars, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

I'm almost senselessly drunk and "Somebody" seems really profound right now. Pretty sure I just bought it on iTunes.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Saturday, 17 August 2013 07:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Thought I had never heard this but just heard it in the gym, caught the title lyric, realized that this was "Somebody That I Used To Know" -- I've heard it a million times, of course, but truly thought it was some late-model Sting single I hadn't learned the name of.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 24 October 2014 21:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

gotye!

LB-426 (latebloomer), Saturday, 25 October 2014 06:57 (1 month ago) Permalink


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