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Sorry but this is NOT a great album
on 9 April 2009
I dare say that many folks will not want to agree with me becuase this is a great list of musicians and the cause is an excellent one. However those things alone do not a great album make.
However while there are some wonderful covers here (see The Hold Steady and Peaches) many frankly stink. It is a shame as in many cases the artists in question are ones that I am a fan of, however some songs are plain dull (Duffy, Lilly Allen) while others are just terrible (Estelle, Rufus Wainwright).
Buy the album to support the cause by all means, but don't expect something that will knock your socks off song after song.
In summary it is great at the start, falls over in the middle and then picks it self up again (red faced) at the end.