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Gotye thinks 'Glee' botched his song

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Things we know Gotye doesn’t like: cardboard boxes, dinkiness, and Glee’s version of his #1 single “Somebody That I Used to Know.” 

The Belgian-born Australian artist criticized Darren Criss and Matt Bomer’s cover of the runaway hit, telling the Sunday Herald Sun that the show “made it sound dinky and wrong.”

“They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals,” the singer admitted. “But the vocals were that pop Glee style, ultra-dry, sounded pretty tuned.”

“And the rock has no real sense,” he continued. “Like it’s playing to you from a cardboard box.”

Perhaps not coincidentally, the Gotye song reached the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 in its fifteenth week on the charts – which was the week directly following the Glee episode. (Then again, he did appear as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live that week as well.)

The Glee version, meanwhile, debuted at 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at 10 on the Digital Songs chart.

Watch the Criss-Bomer rendition again in the video below and let us know if you’re Team Gotye or Team Glee:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0cay2dnuhcs&w=510

More on EW.com:
Album sales: Lionel Richie climbs to No. 1; Gotye races up the chart following ‘SNL’
TV Jukebox: ‘Don’t Trust the B– in Apartment 23,’ ‘Magic City,’ ‘Girls,’ and more music-on-TV moments
‘Saturday Night Live’ recap: Josh Brolin hosts and Gotye sings while Steven Spielberg, Kimbra, and the Brotee crash the party

Originally posted April 23 2012 — 11:20 AM EDT

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