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01:02 PM on 11/28/11
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I seriously suggest you check out the original Little Lion Man because Tonight Alive took a complete metaphorical dookie on great track. Im not just saying this because im a fan of Mumford and Sons but because they literally butchered it to the point it has no heart left.

Firstly the original boasts a great pure vocal performance that is unique. This version takes all the grit out and leaves it with some crazy up and down computer Hayley Williams that gives you a headache. (If the bitch from Tonight Alive can't sing, she shouldnt try, let alone be allowed to contribute to crap like this, she should go on x-factor if she wants to do cheap karaoke)

Secondly the original demonstrates some excellent musician ship. This version replaces all the lush layers of guitar, banjo and mandolin with some generic riffage that half resembles the original melody.

As for the rest of this compilation:
AT LEAST THE FIRST FEW HAD BANDS COVERING GENUINE POP SONGS. (I Melt With You, Heaven Is A Place on Earth). The new ones just take mediocre bands and let them butcher mediocre current chart music.

First you sign All Time Low Fearless, Now this, i dont think i can ever forgive you
06:59 PM on 11/30/11
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Calm down, I don't think they were trying to match the emotion of the original, I think they were trying to make a fun cover.
its not even a fun cover. It's just trash
07:05 PM on 11/30/11
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Haters gonna hate. She actually has a pretty phenomenal voice, the issues that arise are, 1. Every female vocalist is comapred to Hayley Williams and 2. it was originally done by Mumford and Sons, they were groundbreakingly refreshing and will be incons in due time. Maybe with the acception of Adele, the only original artists on this compelation with any talent are Mumford and Sons, so atleast Tonight Alive took a risk. This is like comparing Envy on the Coast to Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix on the Watchtower cover. Envy was one of my favorite bands (R.I.P), great band in their own right, but if you compare them to Dylan/Hendrix, they'll fall short everytime. That being said, they are covers, which is taking an original song and adding your own touch/flavor to it, no body wants a clone of the original... which is exactly why the Ready Set failed miserably. I however do agree that Fearless is out of control with these complelations, they need to step back, I feel like some bands are forced into these solely because they are signed to the label when they should be letting them focus on making their own music.
Fair point. But if she has a good voice then why have they put all this auto-tune on it to screw it up. It's not even like it adds to the song in anyway. I agree with not comparing it to the original yet not also wanting a carbon copy but this is just poor.

A lot of these covers are poor. Someone else mentioned above about bands needing to learn how to properly use screaming. Like the Taylor Swift cover. They have essentially taken the lyrics and written a really bad metal song and included song whiny brat doing the chorus every once in a while.

I like covers that re-work songs (i try to do it myself at open mic nights, which is why i avoid covering obvious acoustic songs) but a good example of a band putting their own stamp on a song is like Biffy Clyro doing Buddy Holly by Weezer. Or even ADTR doing Since You've Been Gone. And as for Envy doing Watchtower i thought that was a good effort it sounds different purely based on the voice. They gave it a more southern feel.

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