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Gotye disses 'Glee' cover of his song

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Gotye got his Kimbra duet "Somebody That I Used To Know" to the top of the Hot 100 chart last week with the help of TV exposure on "Saturday Night Live" and "Glee."

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But the latter series' rendition of his worldwide hit tune has the Belgium-born, Australia-based artist dishing out words you'd think he'd reserve for the next time he pens an ode to being jilted.

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"They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals, but the vocals were that pop 'Glee' style, ultra-dry, sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense, like it's playing to you from a cardboard box," the 31-year-old told the Sunday Mail.

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In the "Glee" episode "Big Brother" that aired two weeks ago, Darren Criss' character, Blaine, sings "Somebody That I Used to Know" after becoming fed up with his critical sibling Cooper (played by Matt Bomer), who is back in town and teaching the New Directions an acting class.

But Gotye is giving Darren and Matt's delivery of his single an F. "It made it sound dinky and wrong," the singer added to the Sunday Herald Sun.

Well, as we know from song itself, the drama can be served up from both sides of a relationship. Odds of Gotye's next single getting some "Glee" love? We have a feeling the show will have moved on.

Do you think it's too early for the singer to be biting one of the hands that fed him, or was the "Glee" version of "Somebody That I Used to Know" truly that bland? Check out the video below.

 

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79Comments
May 16, 2012 2:13PM
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This guy a total sell-out and he's going to trash glee for taking his song? How does the 'techno remix' do anything for the song other than get you more money you hypocritical bastard?
May 4, 2012 1:59PM
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Yes, bland and pop ish. the vocal was cranked and harmonized and poppy, overly produced 
May 4, 2012 1:09PM
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I thought it was better than Gotye's version. I hated the song before the Glee performance.
May 4, 2012 12:58PM
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Just Wrong!! Not a song for a brother relationship! Really bad!
May 4, 2012 12:46PM
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I liked it. I thought that Darren and Matt did a very good job and that having it be between brothers rather than between a guy and a girl was a really interesting take on the song. As for Gotye originally approving it and then changing his mind, so what? We've all had an opinion about something and then changed our minds.
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