Celebrity judge Chris Walla picks his winner

Deathcab for Cutie's guitarist weighs in.


Salon Staff
November 10, 2006 11:00PM (UTC)

Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla trains his musical eye on this week's Song Search finalists and, after careful consideration of both Eli Reed's "I'll Roll With You" and "Hallelujah the Hills" by Hallelujah the Hills, has settled on his pick.

"My money is on 'I'll Roll With You.' It's a testament to the beautiful thing that can happen when a group is both talented and studied: The Ahmet-era Atlantic R&B idioms are right on; the recording is spectacularly live (and mono); the key change is seamless; Eli's vocal is both relaxed and convincing; and, most important, the song is awesome."

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"I'll Roll With You," Eli Reed and the True Loves

"Hallelujah the Hills," Hallelujah the Hills

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