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5.0 out of 5 stars
one loves this album, 16 Oct 2002
Wow. What an album. The stars have given it their best for charity. This is a great compilation. Some of the biggest names of music give us an album that crosses tastes and genres but still every track is great. The highlight is undoubtably muse's version of 'house of the rising sun', in which Matt Belamy stamps his vocal depth and talent all over a classic. The song grows and grows and is surely a sign that muse still have there best to come.
The track list is great through out. With songs you thought you hated such as the soppy 'back for good' being transformed, Mcalmont and Butler change it into an indie gem of a track.
The most positive feature of this album is that all the bands are able to stamp there own paticalur style and sound over there songs. Each band has brought somthing new to each song and avoided just going through the motions of covering a song. Even pop acts such as Darius and the Sugar Babes manage to prove they are able to use artistic liecence in creating there songs. Things that you thought would never work such as Kelly jones and the sterophonics doing 'nothing compares to you' turn out to be a brillant mix of great song writing and masterful performance.
The one real let down was the Oasis version of 'Merry Xmas everyone'. I made the mistake of sitting down and anticipaing the shout of 'its CHRISTMAS' in Liams usuall 'suttle' voice, yet it was an anticliamx to only get an acoustic Noel sang version. Still once you judged it on merit it was a well executed effort.
This album will be a talked about classic for yeasr to come. Yes we should all buy it because its a charity album, but this one is so good. A must buy.