Verdict: No One’s Gonna Love You – Band of Horses v. Cee Lo Green

The blogosphere’s been incessantly buzzing about Cee Lo Green’s new album The Lady Killer, and the awesome first track that he recently released. While the song is, in my opinion, the most kickass song of the year, I’m completely blown away by his cover of Band of Horses’ No One’s Gonna Love You.

This is the point where I’m supposed to cower under my desk, because Band of Horses’ fans are up in arms at what they think is Cee Lo massacring a fantastic song. And, in what seems like a first for me with covers, I don’t prefer one or the other: both songs are completely fantastic. I LOVE Band of Horses’ original track, which is simply a classic, beautiful song. I also love Cee Lo’s version, which is so powerful, moreso because of his strong voice.

What do you think? Do you have a preference?