Another week, another taste of Scarlett doing Waits. Nothing’s changing about our feelings on this record: it is barely average, with decent-to-good Sitek production, forgettable vocals, and fabulous guest spots. We listened to it at Joe’s Pub over the winter and stand by our premature evaluation, right down “Falling Down” being the least bad song on there (congrats everybody!). David Bowie makes his way into the swirling, swelling mix to remind you what a charismatic singing voice sounds like, and Sitek plies enough snowy white space into the latter half to please (read: distract you from Scarlett’s shortcomings). Like we said, it’s not bad, and it’s clear everyone put a lot of work into it, but it all would sound a lot better with not Scarlett Johansson. But you should totally listen at Spinner because admit it, that is an awesome set of tags.

Comments (27)
  1. heywood yahblahme  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2008 +1

    who cares if she can sing, she’s got great tits.

  2. Greg  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2008 0

    It sounds alright once David Bowie joins in, because he can actually sing. Still – amazing tits.

  3. awful sounding record judging from the tracks I’ve heard so far. Even David Bowie won’t be able to save this mess. Just a pity she had a soil Mr. Waits wonderful songs with it. Excellent tits, though.

  4. great tits  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2008 0

    ( . )( . ) she has them.

  5. Jeremiah  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2008 0

    Where can I hear this?

  6. Allah  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2008 0

    So how bout those tits huh?

  7. I was so certain that she would surprise all the cynics and make a great album. I was so wrong. Unless it’s a brilliant joke… Maybe these are fake leaks? Because if you wanted to make the worst possible version of a TW song, as a goof, you couldn’t top the choices made here, for sheer hilarity.

  8. awesome set of tags

  9. frankie  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2008 0

    sterogum, you are ‘tards of the highest order. this album is crap.
    but at least we’ll never have to hear from her again since the album is the equivalent of a fart wafting in and out of the room.
    worthless.

  10. Milky goodness.

  11. Jessica  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2008 0

    For some reason, I first read this as her covering “As The World Falls Down” from the Labyrinth soundtrack. Had she covered that with Bowie, I would buy this album. Obviously it was wishful thinking, because this is boooo-ring.

  12. lay my head on them dirty pillows, meyowl.

  13. RBatty024  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2008 0

    I want to hear the version of this song where it’s only Bowie singing. He needs to stop guest starring on albums and put out one of his own.

    I’m going to second the person who said it an “As the World Falls Down” cover would have kicked some ass…if it was by someone else. I know it sounds crazy but that just might be Bowie’s best song of the eighties.

  14. Oh Scarlett, curse your rockin’ tits!

  15. Johnnyboy  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2008 0

    AOL seems to hate me because I am Canadian. Is there anywhere else I can hear this?

  16. KR  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2008 0

    She has an interesting voice but clearly has no idea how to use it.

  17. Meh. I really liked her “Summertime,” but this sounds a little bland. I had high hopes for this album, and not just because it’s Scarlett Johansson. Oh well, I’ll still try to listen to a few more tracks.

    Also, she has tits? I did not know that. Just keeps getting better and better…

  18. tits  |   Posted on Apr 23rd, 2008 0

    The tits are great, but I do like “Heroes” and anything from “Ziggy Stardust.” He doesn’t show them off anymore….that is Bowie’s mams.

  19. tits  |   Posted on Apr 23rd, 2008 0

    The tits are great, but I do like “Heroes” and anything from “Ziggy Stardust.” He doesn’t show them off anymore….that is Bowie’s mams.

  20. Apexa  |   Posted on Apr 23rd, 2008 0

    http://www.imeem.com/scarlettjohansson

    You can listen to the whole album here

  21. Apexa  |   Posted on Apr 23rd, 2008 0

    strike that, it’s only “Falling Down’ but http://www.imeem.com/deathday/music/4vt1ZXy6/scarlett_johannson_anywhere_i_lay_my_head/ is “Anywhere I Lay My Head”

  22. studly roberts  |   Posted on Apr 24th, 2008 0

    yikes

  23. You want my review? I found this blog post by Googling: “joke” “Falling Down” “Scarlett Johansson”

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