Thursday, July 20, 2006

Archive of the Day

From I Hate Myself and Want to Die, from the chapter on "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston:
I cannot bag on the lyrics to “I Will Always Love You” because there’s really nothing wrong with them. Sure, they’re sentimental, maybe even sappy, but they work well in Dolly Parton’s version because she sings it in the proper context: wistful and longing. Whitney Houston, on the other hand, makes a royal tragedy out of what’s supposed to be a last good-bye. ... the song is a melodramatic mess of a monster ballad, and the music one of the worst I’ve ever seen: Whitney sings while sitting in a chair dressed in a dark suit, her feet apart and her hands clasped together. She looks like a high school basketball coach studying a new point guard.


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