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The Nintendos - Around The World (Daft Punk Cover)
This is one of the covers that a bunch of local and international artists have recorded for the freshly released Death To The 90s compilation.
From yay to nay in a bullet point review:
Cannibal Koffer transform Blackstreet’s No Diggity into a dark, slightly Nine-Inch-Nails-y song with heavy drums. Possibly my favourite on this compilation.
Markus & Lukas’ cover of Erasure’s Always removes the sugary, slimy synthie coating of the original and replaces it with a minimalistic and cooler (in the cold sense of the word) sound, plus: I love that short pause between “Am I here in vain?” and “Hold on to the night” (that isn’t there in the original). I just wish they had left out the chorus entirely.
Some of these songs would sound so much better if the pronounciation wasn’t so sloppy and terribly Austrian.
However, the most uninteresting and uninspired covers are the most international ones (Nada Surf’s and Haight-Ashbury’s).