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a good variety
on 28 March 2004
the now series is aging slightly, yet each time it comes around it brings the same type of tracklisitng you would expect. mostly the cds are dull, consisting of poor chart-toppers and unispiring hits, and the odd ballad now and then.
The same is for vol.57 but this time there is an impressive selection of songs to go with it, and for once some of the chart toppers are actually quite good. Toxic an outstanding track that you have to pinch yourself to make sure it was releaesed by britney, deepest blue, and sugerbabes beautiful "lost in you" are all great songs.
Having said this there are some awful gut wrenchingly bad songs on both cds. atomic kittens ladies nights reminds us of why we should be thankful they are taking a break. the other awful tracks come from pop idol and fame academy. its hard to decide which one is worst.
Yet this double disk manages to save itself from mediocracy verging on crap by the wise inclusion of some brilliant alternative songs. Keane, franz ferdinand and snow patrol all contribute brilliant tracks. Blink 182 even join in, joining britney in the category of "never released a good song before but this ones great. Miss you is suprisngly one of the best tracks on there.
All in all, not a bad effort. but be warned if you buy it you will only be paying for a handfull of good tracks.