Scott has been on a Cardigans kick this week - he's posted twice about them on these blogs (Here is the cover, Here is the Wicked Guilty Pleasure). This has ticked me off slightly... mostly because I was on a concurrent Cardigans kick and was going to do some posting myself.
Then I stopped being ticked off. The Cardigans have done a lot of covers, so there was plenty of time and space for me to post a couple, too!
I wasn't really ticked off. We do this to each other all the time.
This collaboration between The Cardigans and Tom Jones on a Talking Heads classic brings a different energy to the song than the original. Tom Jones sounds strong when backed by a horn section, and he makes the song work for him. Nina Persson has a thinner voice, but she still shows a darker side that "Lovefool" just doesn't.