Sia covers Madonna

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    Jun 18, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    I subsequently lose my shit. I'm not much of a Madge fan, but she's got select songs that I really like. Rain is another one. I perceive them to be somewhat similar to each other.

    Anyway, Sia performed this during her spring tour and I thought she did a fantastic job at it, but I never thought it would end up on her new album. Lo and behold, I was wrong. It's a bit quirkier than the original. I wouldn't expect anything less from Sia.

  • togalone

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    Jun 29, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    I really like Sia ... love the last album, love the new album. I am also a pretty devoted Madonna fan. I recognize her limitations and annoying qualities, but I think she's made a ridiculous amount of terrific pop music.

    I like the idea of Sia covering "Oh Father" better in theory than in practice. The original is haunting and emotional, and has a surprisingly raw vocal from Madonna. It's definitely an under-appreciated tune, remembered by fans and probably no one else. I was excited that Sia was going to shine a spotlight on this song, but the quirkiness/cutesiness of her approach here just does not work for the material. She doesn't get at the soul of the song at all.

    It ends up feeling like an odd choice of a cover, especially considering that it is the last song on the album.

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    Jul 06, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    I'm a devoted M fan, grew up listening to her, still love her now, her music has just been there when shit in my life was good, and bad. I love Sia too, but her voice just doesn't do the emotion intended in this song justice.

  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jul 06, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    I really like this cover. I'm wasn't too familiar with the original, so the quirky factor didn't bother me.

    If you guys are looking for an emotional cover, check out I Go to Sleep on her last album, it was perfection.

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    Jul 09, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    I love 'Breathe Me' by Sia