Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cover Songs - Punk Goes Pop 2 Part 1

Now I'm going to take a week of cover songs to put together a full review of Punk Goes Pop 2. Every song is on their Myspace HERE. I have already done one for August Burns Red

Alesana - What Goes Around. This song is a cover of Justin Timberlake's recent hit song. The first thing I need to say about every Punk Goes Pop 2 song is that they do exactly what a cover is supposed to do; recreate the song with the artist's own style. Alesana turns this pop song into a hardcore screamo jam. The whole song is led by guitar and drum beats. The lead singers voice works perfectly into the song. Also, the screaming is brought in perfectly. They do not overdo the screaming either. The song flows perfectly and is a close to perfect cover of this song.

Bayside - Beautiful Girls. This song is a cover of Sean Kingston's summer hit song from last year. Bayside definitely makes this song their own. They make into a surfer rock style of song. This is definitely not one of my favorites from the album, but I was never a real fan of Bayside. The intro to the first verse definitely sounds like surfer music. I have never been a fan of Bayside's voices but it is at least an improvement over Sean Kingston. The guitar also definitely adds an extra twist to the song. If you are more into the punk side of music, then you might like this cover more than I do.

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