I’m kind of the opinion that, you know, close it down, “Hallelujah.” It’s done. Is any cover going to surpass the raw emotion, feeling, and sensuality of this one? (Timberlake’s cover felt rich with technique, but lacking in soul, to me.)
Then again, I was listening to Jeff Buckley’s album in eighth grade, right as I was surging into puberty. That was a great idea. Mothers, don’t let your naive young daughters listen to Jeff Buckley! They will have wildly overwrought expectations from young men!
(There’s been a Jeff Buckley biopic in the works for years, I believe. Which could be rich, considering he was the son of a wayward troubadour, beautiful in his own right. But they really need to get it going so James Franco can play the part, am I right?)