11. Gotye, “Hearts a Mess”
SL: “Hearts a Mess” comes from the singer’s 2006 album. It’s a decent track but nothing as lively or catchy as his breakthrough single, “Somebody That I Used Know.” 2 out of 5
MO: This song is too long. (Is that a valid critique?) Seriously, though, it’s too long. It starts off pleasant enough, but by the end I’m tired of Gotye’s voice. It sounds like he’s whining. (Am I whining now?) 1 out of 5.
12. Jack White, “Love Is Blindness”
SL: Another cover here but if there’s one artist I trust to take on U2 it’s Jack White. While most artists tend to go the acoustic route when covering this track, White remains faithful to the song’s harder edge and The Edge’s guitar solo. 3 out of 5
MO: I really like this cover. It’s not only an incredibly gritty arrangement, but White’s voice pulses with romance and rage. 4 out of 5.