noah | February 17, 2009 4:00 am

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]