Wednesday, 29 February 2012
The Smiths vs Lana Del Rey - This Charming Video Game
On most occassions, a mash-up either 'works', or just sounds bloody awful. In this case of this melancholia steeped toss-up between The Smiths and LDR, the jury's out. Bit of it are beautiful; an oddly moving, funereal outpouring that almost betters the original Video Games for baroque decadence. But there's also moments where the two songs just don't fit, usually stemming from the fact that This Charming Man's chorus is just too fast to be strewn over the more languid Lana affair. It's a shame, because if Mozza ever took a fancy to recording orchestral versions of his tracks, we reckon it might sound a lot like a better version of this.
The Smiths vs Lana Del Rey - This Charming Video Game (mashup) from Reborn Identity on Vimeo.