Covers are suppossed to add something personal to the song.
Says who? Covers are about creating a new version of an old song, but the motivation is up to the artist who is doing the cover. It can be about paying tribute, demonstrating musicianship, adding a new novelty (i.e. recording a rock some in a completely different style, like Richard Cheese).
Anyway. get over yourself, kid.
Heard this on KEXP this morning. What a souless, spineless cover song. Not only did Barkley not make it his, but it was a lame midi-sequenced song with a crappy drum machine and keyboard rip.
I've heard webpage midi's with more personality.