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TGM
03-02-12, 07:51 PM
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I can't seem to get enough of this song. Absolutely brilliant.

It kicks in at 1:33 and the killer exchange is at 3:01.

kstublen
03-02-12, 08:48 PM
I know what you mean. It's a great song; at the same time catchy, but really very intense. I have both his second album (Like Drawing Blood) and his newest (Making Mirrors) and while nothing quite lives up to Somebody That I Used To Know, both have a lot to offer and I'm appreciating more with each subsequent listen.

There's also some pretty good covers out there as well:

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astrochimp
03-02-12, 09:11 PM
"Somebody That I Used to Know" has to be one of my favorite songs of the last few years or more.

Walk Off the Earth(the 1st cover of it) are from my city :)

asianxcore
03-03-12, 04:31 AM
I was a special co-host a couple weeks ago on my friends' local radio show and he played Gotye.

We joked around about how you actually pronounce the name, but it was good stuff.

The Bus
03-03-12, 06:33 PM
I loved this song until a woman on a flight recently played it on repeat for an hour and a half. Now, I don't need to listen to it.

Supermallet
03-03-12, 09:55 PM
That woman was Kimbra and she was just proud. :mad:

Coral
03-03-12, 10:19 PM
In the risk of sounding biased, I prefer the Walk off the Earth cover.

DonnachaOne
03-03-12, 10:36 PM
Funny. I'd heard that song, and the guy's name, on BBC radio a bunch of times, and seen that video linked on people's facebooks, but this is the first time I've linked the two.

It's really quite perfect. A more melancholy version of The Postal Service's "Nothing Better".

It's pronounced "Go-tee-yay", like Jean-Paul Gaultier.

gmanca
03-04-12, 01:01 AM
He reminds me of the lead singer of Red 7.

mdc3000
03-04-12, 08:32 PM
I bought the album when it came out in January and think it's pretty great - lots of good songs, a variety of sounds too. Seeing him at the end of this month, although a friend of mine met him 3 weeks ago and already got my Making Mirrors album signed for me :)

Decker
04-18-12, 12:15 AM
Just bought this album MP3 today on Amazon out of curiosity, though I'd heard the single a couple of times. I really like the album. It has kind of a Peter Gabriel / early Phil Collins solo vibe with a little late Police and Steve Winwood elements as well. As a fan of all those artists, I immediately took to this album. I don't know how it's selling overall, but it's been at the top of Amazon's MP3 album chart all week, so he's probably doing okay.

HUG-H
04-18-12, 04:48 AM
Another cover:
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The Bus
04-18-12, 05:59 AM
Wow, did <i>not</i> expect that voice to come out of her. Cool, but a bit shaky on the chorus part.

And is it just me, or is the guitar player out of tune?

Nick Danger
04-18-12, 10:37 AM
That's a good song, but only as a duet. Singing it solo collapses it down to a whiny breakup song. It loses the dimension of the first singer being at fault as well, but not recognizing it.

Larry C.
04-18-12, 11:18 AM
Honestly I didn't know who this guy was until I saw him on SNL. While watching I thought the music was a bit pretentious.

But now that I heard the song a couple of times it's growing on me.

BDB
04-18-12, 01:01 PM
Friend of a Friend posted this on facebook - Gotye is playing in SF

"So last night @ trivia this nerdy dude comes in and proceeds to answer every question right. I'm like who the fuck is this guy and we end up talking about old exotica records for hours. It turns out it's international pop star GOTYE. Dude knows his shit." http://i.imgur.com/TUlaK.jpg

celmendo
04-18-12, 01:46 PM
Brilliant song and the album is pretty great. I'm diggin half of it and the rest is growing on me.
The song is becoming the new Adele as far as hearing it constantly and you just can't seem to get away from hearing endless covers. good for him. I say "Goat-e" because it make me laugh.

GuessWho
04-18-12, 11:49 PM
from Glee last week... the characters singing are estranged brothers

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Jacoby Ellsbury
04-19-12, 10:25 AM
Much prefer the Walk off the earth cover. Love what they are doing there with that guitar. Checked their other videos too, but was not as impressed. This and the Carmen Look at me now cover are my 2 favorite youtube cover songs.

sauce07
04-19-12, 11:09 AM
Anybody else think In Your Light kinda rips off Stephen Still's Love The One You're With?

TGM
05-17-12, 07:50 AM
http://i.imgur.com/jvCza.jpg

Michael Corvin
05-17-12, 09:29 AM
Much prefer the Walk off the earth cover. Love what they are doing there with that guitar.

Me too. I prefer the vocal work as well.

islandclaws
05-17-12, 12:10 PM
I enjoy most of this album. There are a couple ungodly horrid songs, but the overall rhthym is good. I really dig "State of the Art"; it reminds me of old Jurassic 5.

JeffTheAlpaca
05-26-12, 04:52 AM
Chris Martin is jealous


Chris Martin has also become rather enamored with Australian singer Gotye and is jealous he didn't write his hit Somebody That I Used To Know -- just as he also admires Oasis anthem Wonderwall.

"Gotye's song inspires jealousy in me," he said. "Just like Wonderwall. Both of them make you slightly angry you didn't write them because they are just that good."

http://www.perthnow.com.au/entertainment/chris-martin-jealous-of-gotye/story-e6frg30c-1226362638065?from=public_rss


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The Bus
05-26-12, 11:37 AM
Photo's dark but here he is at the bar while we're waiting for Janelle Monať to take the stage.

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PopcornTreeCt
05-26-12, 12:29 PM
Anyone else think he sounds like Sting? When I first head "Somebody that I used to know" on the radio I thought Sting was making a strong comeback.

JeffTheAlpaca
05-26-12, 05:59 PM
Maybe since the young people probably never heard of Sting or Peter Gabriel so they latched on to Goyte.

The Bus
05-26-12, 11:36 PM
First time I listened to the song, I didn't understand why it was so popular... then it got to the Peter Gabriel part.

Tenacious D
05-31-12, 08:53 AM
The first time I heard the song on the radio, which was only about 2 months ago (I don't listen to the radio much), I immediately thought of Peter Gabriel.

Making Mirrors is the Amazon MP3 album of the day, by the way. It's $4.99 today. I listened to the samples and don't like enough of the other songs to buy it, though.

RichC2
05-31-12, 09:18 AM
I think Somebody that I used to Know is great, but also don't care for the rest of the album.

foofighters7
05-31-12, 11:18 AM
Anyone else think he sounds like Sting? When I first head "Somebody that I used to know" on the radio I thought Sting was making a strong comeback.

My wife has had this song on for the past month or so, constantly playing it. Although I knew it wasn't Sting I asked her why this guy sounds like Sting. She didn't really hear it but after listening a few more times she heard it too.

Very Stingish.

covenant
05-31-12, 12:15 PM
First time I listened to the song, I didn't understand why it was so popular... and after hearing it constantly since, I still don't.

dsa_shea
05-31-12, 12:59 PM
I think Somebody that I used to Know is great, but also don't care for the rest of the album.

It is definitely all over the place.

movieking
05-31-12, 01:18 PM
I knew about it for a while from the buzz, but didn't really listen to it. When I did, I was hooked, and have been since. I just love it.

hippie68
05-31-12, 09:27 PM
The first time I heard the song on the radio, which was only about 2 months ago (I don't listen to the radio much), I immediately thought of Peter Gabriel.

Making Mirrors is the Amazon MP3 album of the day, by the way. It's $4.99 today. I listened to the samples and don't like enough of the other songs to buy it, though.

Thanks! I was just looking to get this earlier tonight. Didn't want to chance it for ten bucks but this is worth it.

story
05-31-12, 10:38 PM
It's a great record and worth the $5 for sure. To my ear, Gotye definitely has some Sting qualities on some of his songs and yet Making Mirrors also dives into several genres of music. One song feels like Beck, another has a Stevie Wonder vibe, and so on. I dig his exploring different ways of doing music and offering up something diverse all on one album.

TGM
06-28-12, 06:29 PM
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bluetoast
06-28-12, 11:04 PM
What's up with the remix version being the only version being played on the radio these days though?

gmanca
06-29-12, 02:08 AM
Crazy huh? The remix is a novelty but I'm surprised it's the cut played.

Torchur317
06-29-12, 10:54 AM
I didn't like anything I heard from Goyte. one of the worst things out in music right now IMO.

TGM
06-29-12, 10:55 AM
I didn't anything I heard from Goyte. one of the worst things out in music right now IMO.

Have you heard the band 317? They suck even more. Especially the lead "rapper".

Torchur317
06-29-12, 10:56 AM
I disagree but I knew you were going to run your mouth about me as soon as I posted that.

Dan1boy
06-29-12, 12:05 PM
God I can't wait until this guy's five minutes of fame is up.....

cungar
06-29-12, 03:59 PM
First time I listened to the song, I didn't understand why it was so popular... and after hearing it constantly since, I still don't.

HA HA I feel exactly the same. Amazing what passes for outstanding pop songs these days. Robert Pollard could write 10 songs better than this before breakfast.

whoopdido
06-29-12, 06:07 PM
I think Somebody that I used to Know is great, but also don't care for the rest of the album.

I was hooked on the song from the first time I heard it. I was driving and heard it on Sirius. My buddy was in the passenger seat and I gave him my phone to download it right then. I still really like it and listen to it often. I planned on buying the album, but listened to parts of every other song on itunes and pretty much hated every one.

It was pretty much the exact opposite of my experience with Mumford and Sons like a year ago or so--probably longer than that but I can't remember exactly. Again, I was driving and I heard Little Lion Man and loved it. I immediately downloaded it and when I got home checked out the other songs on the album and either loved or liked almost all of them so I downloaded that album.

I was totally clueless about both Mumford and Sons and Gotye, but Gotye turned out to be a one and done for me, while Sigh No More is one of my favorite albums and I'm eagerly waiting for Mumford and Sons next album to come out. I'll probably just buy it without even sampling it.

By the way, I always pronounce it Goy-ta...like goiter, but goi-ta. I know that's wrong, but I'm too stubborn to change.

Mr. Salty
06-29-12, 07:53 PM
By the way, I always pronounce it Goy-ta...like goiter, but goi-ta. I know that's wrong, but I'm too stubborn to change.
You're proud of that?

whoopdido
06-30-12, 12:43 AM
You're proud of that?

Proud of it? No. I just don't care enough to put any amount of effort into getting the name right.

mdc3000
06-30-12, 08:35 AM
God I can't wait until this guy's five minutes of fame is up.....

He may fade from the mega popularity of the mainstream, but with the solid albums he makes, he's definitely getting longer than 5 minutes. People may be sick to death of "Somebody That I Used To Know" but that doesn't change the fact that his current record has at least 7 excellent tracks on it.

PerryD
06-30-12, 11:44 AM
Gotye in video game terms means Game of the Year Edition. For some reason, that's what pops into my head when I see this thread.

cungar
06-30-12, 03:31 PM
He may fade from the mega popularity of the mainstream, but with the solid albums he makes, he's definitely getting longer than 5 minutes. People may be sick to death of "Somebody That I Used To Know" but that doesn't change the fact that his current record has at least 7 excellent tracks on it.

Not really a fact. An opinion held by few.

mdc3000
06-30-12, 06:36 PM
Not really a fact. An opinion held by few.

http://www.metacritic.com/music/making-mirrors

;)

Heat
07-03-12, 02:11 AM
...

There's also some pretty good covers out there as well:

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...
Here is a good parody of the cover:
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... this used to be just MY GUITAR
Now Dave is banging on it like he's fucking Tito Puente...

TGM
07-03-12, 05:38 AM
^ that's hilarious

Bandoman
07-03-12, 12:17 PM
:lol:

Obey The D
07-03-12, 08:38 PM
I normally find parody videos to be lame, but that was great. rotfl

slowcloud
07-07-12, 06:24 AM
I saw the title of this thread and the damn song slithered in my head ... thanks.