Monday, June 28, 2010

Shakira covers the xx

A surprisingly good cover of "Islands" originally by the xx.

No fair. I too want to frolic around a stage barefoot.

Worth noting: I first started listening to Shakira around the same time I discovered Manu Chao - when I was 13 at summer camp in Mexico. Her Spanish-language stuff is much better than the American pop she's put out in the last 10 years, but regardless, she's pretty fantastic, and this cover is pretty great.


Sam said...

no it's not. this is one of the worst covers in history. the xx should be ashamed that they let shakira make this perfect song terrible.

Robyn Silverstone said...

The original - like all originals - still is awesome but this ain't a half bad upbeat cover to The xx's tune.