John Legend/Roots cover Arcade Fire
2010-09-27 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 18 Comments

John Legend and the Roots cover Arcade Fire's 'Wake Up' at a promotional event in New York last week.

The track doesn't appear on the combo's album, despite it also being titled Wake Up!, but it does have its very own Spike Lee-directed video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKXKJc5DmT4

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Odal
September 27th 2010

334 Comments


That was pretty bad.

Nomos
September 27th 2010

746 Comments


horri*bad

SoapySoap
September 27th 2010

865 Comments


Not as good as the original. I had a feeling the cover was going to be Wake Up.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
September 27th 2010

15693 Comments


dunno what all yall problem is

AggravatedYeti
September 27th 2010

7684 Comments


yeah that was pretty alright

LTDA
September 27th 2010

281 Comments


lol wut?

Niceinvader
September 27th 2010

773 Comments


meh

Niceinvader
September 27th 2010

773 Comments


Pretty meh

Coggyswell
September 27th 2010

112 Comments


Sounded like he botched some of the lyrics. Cover had nothing on the original.

igloodude
September 27th 2010

398 Comments


I don't know, I still think this is pretty dope.

Shrapnel94
September 27th 2010

2213 Comments


Shitsux, yo.

cvlts
September 27th 2010

8917 Comments


at least they're embracing each other.

Digging: Pedro the Lion - It's Hard To Find A Friend

CrazyFool84
September 27th 2010

1078 Comments


Guh, I kinda thought this was gonna kick ass, but they just kinda butchered it

ZoidbergQuestion
September 27th 2010

185 Comments


at least ?uestlove rips it up.

ilikeforests
September 27th 2010

328 Comments


i was trying to like this but it's really hard

liledman
September 27th 2010

3817 Comments


what the...

Ayon
September 28th 2010

160 Comments


Eh, the chorus is pretty good, however, the rest of the song suffers from a too subdued guitar and Legend's voice not really fitting. Props to the background vocalists and ?uestlove though, they're spot on.

ebay
September 28th 2010

501 Comments


I didn't think there was any way that a talented tandem like this could sound so shitty..... but it happened.



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