By 2Cellos (Sulic & Hauser)
Raise your hand if you watched the Michael Jackson episode of Glee? Ok, now raise your hand if thought the cello guys during the “Smooth Criminal” battle were mostly cool, but a little bit scary? Yeah, me too.
Well…it turns out that those two guys are actually a cello duo in their own right called 2Cellos. Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser are former rivals who now play together. Their self-titled debut album came out this past summer on Sony Masterworks.
Which means, for those of you keeping score at home, the tracks are available on freegal! Yeah!
Sulic and Hauser are different from other cello duos because instead of playing Beethoven and Bach they cover U2 and Nirvana. I haven’t had a chance to listen to all of the tracks, owing to the fact that there are 12 on the album and we only get 5 a week. I’ve still go 2 more to go.
The guys aren’t covering anything super new (no Kanye here), but their technique is tight on the songs they picked. Be warned, there are some kitchy moments that kinda give off a muzak feel during a track or two. Would I pay $15-$20 to own the album? Probably not – there’s not a lot of depth to the album. But they are definately worth a few free downloads here or there.
Favorite track so far? “Smooth Criminal”, but I haven’t gotten to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” yet, so the jury is still out. Take a listen for yourself and see what rocks your world.