on 31 October 2010
I only paid £4.99 for this when it was on special offer.
Some songs are by the original artists, others are covers.
It really is a great listen with deconstructed acoustic versions of many famous and not so famous songs.
The surprising thing is; When they are sung simply, by credible artists, many songs you would otherwise dismiss as chart fodder rubbish are actually very good well constructed and written songs.
However, as other reviewers have stated, the stand out song (despite the toned down child friendly lyrics) is the cover of the MGMT song Time to Pretend by Divine Comedy. It is actually an improvement on an already great song and should be released as single.
on 23 October 2010
Very eclectic mix here. My highlight is The Divine Comedy's stripped back version of MGMT's Time To Pretend. Shows what a masterful marriage of lyrics and musical tension it is. Supergrass' take on MJ's Beat It is riotous and hilarious!
Did I mention there's tracks from Sia, Imogen Heap and Lisa Hannigan? Gorgeous voices all round.