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Shakira’s decision to cover the xx’s ‘Islands’ (originally retitled ‘Explore,’ now re-retitled ‘Islands’ again) isn’t exactly a huge shock, having been signposted in the summer with strategically leaked samples and a televised live cover at Glastonbury.

It is rather good, however.

Shakira’s cover is faster and less intimate than the original, laying a thumping club beat below the tropical guitar riff, but it does somehow manage to work.





conradtao
10.13.10
the song doesn't really benefit from the added elements

also shakira's voice gives me hives

theacademy
10.13.10
this was surprising

couldwinarabbit
10.13.10
SAY IT AIN'T SO!!!!

AtavanHalen
10.13.10
That was AWESOME.

Satellite
10.13.10
I've always hated her voice. She sounds like a goat during an earthquake.

americanmusicmachine
10.13.10
take that back you motherfucker!

StreetlightRock
10.13.10
oh no cant listen to the xx anymoar

AtavanHalen
10.13.10
/cred

americanmusicmachine
10.13.10
shakira >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the shitty xx

Skimaskcheck
10.13.10
definitely prefer the original

SmurkinGherkin
10.13.10
hmm interesting

couldwinarabbit
10.13.10
Why did she have to cover there best song too...just makes me sad.

That being said, Not as bad as the Karma Police cover Panic at the disco did.

IsItLuck?
10.13.10
enjoy

TheAlmightyBungler
10.13.10
i can do better. i have an above-average "that guy from the xx" impression.

Lucid
10.14.10
i liked it

2muchket!
10.14.10
I like it, prefer the xx obviously, fuck this site is so full of hipsters now though.

ShadowAmI
10.17.10
i kinda hate the xx

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