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Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats

This is one of those songs where I heard the cover first, and because of that, I like the cover better than the original.  Of course, that’s mostly attributed to the stark contrast between The Knife’s Swedish-electro and Jose Gonzalez’s easy acoustic.  After becoming so fond of the cover, I find The Knife’s version almost unlistenable – even today.

But, if the measure of a songwriter is in what other artists can do with their songs, then it may just be that The Knife are genius and I’m missing the point completely, which – when it comes to me – is almost always a possibility.

Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats (The Knife cover) (mp3) from Veneer