the Buzz for September 15th, 2010


The Script — “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” (from The Script) — The

It’s a gambit that rarely ever works — just axe Augustana and Savage Garden — but after “Breakeven” became such a surprise smash, Sony is taking another shot with this Irish band’s dazzling debut single, which pop radio foolishly turned down flat last summer. Lead singer Danny O’Donoghue sells his protagonist’s lovelorn heartache with such brilliant gusto (can’t you damn near taste his frazzled frustration?) that by the final chorus, you’re ready to go slap the silly slut yourself for letting this poor, pitiful guy twist in the wind like so many forgotten chimes.