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Gotye is . . .
Who? 24%  24%  [ 25 ]
Overrated 15%  15%  [ 16 ]
Creepy 8%  8%  [ 9 ]
Ok, I guess 20%  20%  [ 21 ]
Brilliant 9%  9%  [ 10 ]
A one-hit wonder 24%  24%  [ 25 ]
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I find him to be incredibly creepy, and I was wondering if it was just me.

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I find him to be incredibly creepy

typical Australian..

*weeps*

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I like that Somebody That I Used to Know song, but I haven't seen the video (just a still from it... looks creepy enough that I don't want to ruin the song by seeing the video.) The radio has started playing another song of his but it doesn't really stand out, so maybe a one hit wonder? Meh, what do I know?

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I like that Somebody That I Used to Know song, but I haven't seen the video (just a still from it... looks creepy enough that I don't want to ruin the song by seeing the video.) The radio has started playing another song of his but it doesn't really stand out, so maybe a one hit wonder? Meh, what do I know?


Yeah, agreed on basically everything.

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He's just weird. I don't understand the hype.


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We already have one Peter Gabriel. Don't need another. I hate the song everyone likes by him.

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I don't find him creepy but don't get what all the fuss is about. Somebody I Used To Know is a decent pop song, but I think it needs a more powerful singer. I actually preferred the version performed on Glee.

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Definitely overrated! I don't think the song sucks, but yeah.

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I rather the Elliot Smith Somebody I Used to Know, that's all I ever want to hear when that song comes on. Also, the way it is pronounced I thought it should be spelled Gaultier.


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I voted one hit wonder because I listened to the album and it's crepe aside from somebody that I used to know.

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I voted one hit wonder because I listened to the album and it's crepe aside from somebody that I used to know.


I think that song is actually one of the weaker ones on the album.

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My friend got me two of his albums ("Making Mirrors" and "Like Drawing Blood") and I absolutely love them both. I don't listen to the radio or watch TV, so I had no idea he had gotten so popular until Pentatonix covered "Somebody That I Used To Know".


I think it's really cool that an indie artist has gotten this popular. I really like that he has a style that's his own and doesn't sound like it came out of a can like a lot of the other pop music out there. I can see how it's not the kind of sound that everyone will easily appreciate, which is why I was so surprised to find out he'd suddenly become so popular! But personally, I really like his music.

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I like this song more:

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ugh, thank god it's not just me. everybody on my FB list seems to be breathlessly in awe of this guy, but he just bothers me. when i first saw a post about the song i thought "oh cool, an Elliott Smith cover," but alas, i was sorely mistaken. i've only seen the video once and have no desire to watch it or hear the song ever again. i may even need brain bleach to get rid of the visual of the naked painted dude making pained-looking faces and repeatedly shouting "sum-BAH-DEE!!"

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Why was there no option for Michael Hutchence meets Sting meets Performance Artist, whose lyrics are filled with self-important manchildness?

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I'm listening but haven't seen the video.

I will say that I called my sister yesterday and she was watching this talked-about video, while her boyfriend was recommending she immediately search for videos of Wayne Brady singing at weddings.

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I like "Somebody That I Used to Know" because it's kinda creepy. He has one other song that I like - "Hearts a Mess" - that's similarly creepy. I don't like any of his other stuff because it sounds too pop-y and happy.

The animation style for STIUTK is really similar to "Sledgehammer" (where they used stop motion to animate the clouds moving across Peter Gabriel's face). I kinda like it. But maybe because I think "Sledgehammer" is the best video ever made.

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YOU TREAT ME LIKE A STRANGER ANDITFEELSSOWRONG

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goatse's brother?

I seriously thought this thread would somehow be related to goatse, too.

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