Scarlett Johansson album flops

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson‘s first CD, Anywhere I Lay My Head, a collection of Tom Waits cover songs, was released this past Tuesday, but critics were not impressed, calling it “fussy and forgettable.” The actress-turned-singer said, “I’m not trying to prove anything on this album. I could never impersonate Tom Waits. I just love his music.” Rolling Stone magazine gave Johansson 2.5 stars out of 5 , writing that “Johansson’s voice is unremarkable and her pitch sometimes unsteady; she’s a faintly goth Marilyn Manson lost in a sonic fog.” The Washington Post went on to say that the Rhino Records album is “ultimately too ethereal for its own good…[each song] is like every other song. Even the ones that sound different.” In other words, it’s lousy. What a shocker. The 40-minute album contains 10 cover songs and one song that was co-written by Johansson and TV on the Radio’s guitarist/keyboardist David Andrew Sitik. Maybe the starlet should stick to the big screen.

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  1. jay • May 22, 2008 @ 11:28 AM

    just stick to acting

  2. Stephen • May 22, 2008 @ 1:33 PM

    And even in regards to acting, she should stick to photo shoots and red carpet events for the most part.

  3. Starr • May 22, 2008 @ 1:42 PM

    what i didn’t even hear about any of this, and i love scarlett…wow thats too bad. sucks for her, can’t have everything i guess.

  4. sk8tergirl • May 22, 2008 @ 3:26 PM

    2.5 stars? Ouch. She really should stick to acting.

  5. Nancy • May 22, 2008 @ 4:00 PM

    Yeah, and I think that 2.5 stars was being too generous!!

  6. whatever • May 22, 2008 @ 9:43 PM

    who doesn’t love singing? its fun and yeah ok, most of us don’t have gifted voices, but hey if i had money to play with, id do a fricking album too.

  7. Dave • May 22, 2008 @ 10:39 PM

    I want my money back!!

  8. Anonymous • May 23, 2008 @ 9:57 AM

    That’s too bad. I like Scarlett.

    I haven’t heard the CD but if JLO can do well with her music CDs then everyone should be successful.

  9. Sonny • May 23, 2008 @ 11:06 AM

    She’s still smokin HOT!

  10. tributegirl • May 23, 2008 @ 2:34 PM

    They get a little bit of fame, and they think they can do whatever they want and everyone will love them all the more. They really do live in a fantasy world, don’t they?

  11. Sheldon • May 23, 2008 @ 3:40 PM

    There’s a link online to Scarlett doing I Don’t Want to Grow Up live in the studio, and her voice isn’t mixed into the background. It’s very good.

    She’s definitely got the pipes. It’s just too bad she didn’t have the confidence to have her voice mixed right upfront.

  12. Jon • May 25, 2008 @ 6:29 PM

    You guys are a bit of douche. She’s making music and expressing herself, that’s what it’s about. Who cares if Rolling Stone gave her 2.5 stars. Rolling Stone has turned into a shit rag over the years and it’s relevance is more inclined with big business than it is art, music, or creation. There are plenty of credible publications that have given mainly positive reviews including the Guardian and NME….it doesn’t matter. Start thinking for yourselves and make your own opinions. She’s making herself vulnerable and that’s honorable, sexy, and human in any sense. If you don’t like it, that’s totally cool but basing that on a shitty review or an over-exposed acting career is just lazy. Come on, Rolling Stone aside, we’re all a bit better than that….aren’t we?

  13. tammy • May 26, 2008 @ 10:53 AM

    i’m not surprised that the album sucked balls.

  14. Poppa John's in Exile • May 26, 2008 @ 6:42 PM

    Nicely put Jon…

  15. thesewords • July 1, 2008 @ 6:29 PM

    or she could just bust a 2Pac and fake her death and live her life out on some deserted island

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