DAVÍÐ SMÁRI: YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Music
Review
+-

DAVÍÐ SMÁRI: YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME


Published July 8, 2005

What do you do when you come in second on Icelandic Idol: you cover every great pop singer’s most cherished song. Davíð Smári takes the Edge off of U2’s One, annhialates Lou Reed’s Perfect Day and dares to challenge Van Morrison with a cover of Moondance; he even takes on Hendrix’s Little Feat. That he fails in every case is of no importance: nobody could cover these tunes successfully. That he dared record them makes this album an impressive cultural relic. If you don’t take music too seriously, this is worth a laugh. And if you are a student of music, you may be impressed by how good Davíð Smári’s voice is, but how much remains curiously lacking.

Worth three beers for its audacity. Costs four beers.

Support The Reykjavík Grapevine!
Book your day tours in Iceland right here!

Culture
Album review
Eitt

Eitt

by

Culture
Album review
Psych Fuck

Psych Fuck

by

Culture
Album review
Few More Days To Go

Few More Days To Go

by

Culture
Album review
‘Icelandick’

‘Icelandick’

by

Culture
Album review
5

5

by

Show Me More!