Maura / February 17, 2009

Kanye West gave the cover of “Heartless” by the blandly ambitious Denver outfit The Fray his tacit endorsement by linking to it from his blog, but it is something of a mess, with lead vocalist Isaac Slade blaaating all over an instrumental accompaniment that seems to be beamed in from a different galaxy. For some reason, though, I suspect that were this track not labeled with The Fray’s name, the blogs would be all over it and the “seriousness” it adds to the song. [kanYe West: Blog]