Now That's What I Call The 00's Box set
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Audio CD, Box set, 15 Feb 2010
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Disc 1 I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas Poker Face - Lady Gaga I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry Shine - Take That Beat Again - JLS Mercy - Duffy The Fear - Lily Allen Grace Kelly - MIKA The Promise - Girls Aloud About You Now - Sugababes So What - P!nk Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs Viva La Vida - Coldplay Black & Gold - Sam Sparro When Love Takes Over - David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland Umbrella - Rihanna feat. Jay-Z Fight For This Love - Cheryl Cole How To Save A Life - The Fray Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's America - Razorlight Disc 2 Hung Up - Madonna Rehab - Amy Winehouse Crazy - Gnarls Barkley DARE - Gorillaz Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand Mr. Brightside - The Killers Maneater - Nelly Furtado Hips Don't Lie - Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean SexyBack - Justin Timberlake Don't Cha - The Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes Milkshake - Kelis The Importance Of Being Idle - Oasis No Tomorrow - Orson Dakota - Stereophonics Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis (Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie Are You Ready For Love - Elton John Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae You're Beautiful - James Blunt You Raise Me Up - Westlife Disc 3 Hey Ya! - OutKast Rock DJ - Robbie Williams Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Don't Stop Movin' - S Club 7 Oops!...I Did It Again - Britney Spears Just A Little - Liberty X Whole Again - Atomic Kitten If You're Not The One - Daniel Bedingfield Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - Blue feat. Elton John Leave Right Now - Will Young Life Is A Rollercoaster - Ronan Keating All The Things She Said - t.A.T.u. Babycakes - 3 of A Kind Five Colours In Her Hair - McFly Crashed The Wedding - Busted I Turn To You - Melanie C Toca's Miracle - Fragma Lola's Theme - The Shapeshifters Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) - Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor Make Luv - Room 5 feat Oliver Cheatham
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Disk 1 I think is almost entirely 2009, not that I'm complaining, as it was for a number of tracks on Disk 1 that I actually bought the album. Highlights include Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face', Katy Perry and 'I kissed a girl', Coldplay's 'Viva la Vida', and Razorlight's 'America'. Oh, and of course we mustn't forget Take That's 'Shine' (arrgh! I can't believe I'm actually admitting in public that I like a Take That track!)
Disk 2 I'd say is a little more broad in spectrum, but again, very heavily weighted towards the second half of the decade. Maybe it's just my taste in music, but to be honest, Disk 2 lacks anything very interesting really with the exception of Tony Christie still trying to find his way to Amarillo, and James Blunt's 'You're Beautiful' (yeah, I do actually like James Blunt, so shoot me!)
Disk 3 on the other hand tends towards the earlier part of the decade, and has what I'd consider a nice mix of classix tracks from the 00's. Highlights include Robbie Williams and 'Rock DJ', Kylie's 'Can't get you out of my head', Britney Spears 'Ooops!...I did it again', Mel C and 'I turn to you', and of course the annoyingly-catchy-can't-get-it-out-of-your-head Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor (is it just me that's old enough to remember when her mum used to present Blue Peter?) and 'Groovejet(If this ain't love)' which fair takes me back it does....ah!
Slight technical problem with Disks 2 and 3, and Windows Media Player picks up totally the wrong track listings for the two disks - no idea what it thought it was playing, but it weren't the right one! That little problem I managed to solve by ripping the CDs to the music library using the organiser software that came with my MP3 player, which uses the Gracenote database for media information rather than the Microsoft database. Whether it's just my computer or the disks I got I don't know, but it's not an insurmountable problem. If you can't use an alternate database to the WMP one, of course you can always edit the track listing details manually if necessary, though that's a bit of a pain.
Other reviewers have also noticed that a good percentage of the tracks come from 2008/2009. Another missed opportunity I am afraid.
I'm rather eclectic in my music and I'm relieved this particular album addresses a broad church of music, such as Sam Sparro's Black and Gold, Tony Christie's Amarillo, Mika's Grace Kelly, even Fragma's Toca Miracle. A lot of the pop music in the ordinary numbered Now series tends to lean towards the R&B on one CD and maybe more on the Indie side for the second disc, with a scattering of solo artists or rising stars or just something rock that has broken into the mainstream, leaving precious room (usually tracks 17-20 or so) to some vague unknown groups that I'm sure most people wouldn't recognise, which is weird to be included alongside the biggest names in pop music at the moment.
These CDs will always usually suffer from "Oh I've already got that track" or that you don't particularly like one artist or another, so I usually am cautious when purchasing a Now album these days in case of buying a remix of a previous album. I'm glad to be proven wrong by this particular compilation album which leaves me feeling that I don't already own 90% of the tracks and that I've heard of and can even recall the lyrics of the majority of the songs as I look down the list.
Overall Now albums seem to be a "Marmite" phenomenon and this is an instance I really love the album! An excellent buy if you find you like at least 40 of the tracks!
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