The Land of Fernieville

iTunes Single of the Week

Posted in Music by fernieville on May 27, 2008

I religiously download iTunes’ Single of the Week. Thus far I’ve gotten some GREAT free songs. But this week, I really felt the need to blog about it.

A couple of weeks ago is was some Ludacris wannabe sounding Kardinal Offishall. I normally hate this “look at my name, it’s spelled funny therefore I’m cool” bit…but at least his name is inspired by a 17th Century French politician which now it all makes sense since this dude is a university grad.

But then last week it was an OK country song…not great but then again it was free. My Halleluia Song, by Julianne Hough is whinny and high pitched and reminds me to Kelly Pickler (pick Pickler…ugh) from American Idol…only worse. I think she was trying to channel Dolly Parton, but then again, I’m no country music expert.

Then this week: Blind by Hercules and Love Affair.

First off the band’s name is stupid. It’s a fragment…it’s not even a statement…nor a title or noun… it’s like naming a band “Washington and Lactating Cow.” Somehow there’s an “a” or plural “s” missing on both of those. Anyhow, the song is supposedly a dance song…from the 1970’s perhaps… but the singer chose an overly dramatic nanny goat vibrato style to whine throughout the whole 6:16 minutes. And the chords don’t follow the melody…the chords don’t modulate with the melody and it’s all very awkward. The song can’t decided wether it’s a 70’s feel or a dance feel and it all sounds very comical as if to ridicule dance songs… if that was the intent, I vote yes…but I doubt it.

The song really sucks… and how apropos that the title is “Blind;” as in blind to the fact that the song sucks. iTunes people…wake up!!!

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