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Not as good as volume 1
on 14 March 2010
I like the show, I like the cast, and I like most of their song choices. I just feel like Volume 1 was a much stronger album overall, and although there are a few stand-out moments on this one, it just wasn't as good.
The standout songs for me on this were:
Don't stand so close to me/Young Girl
And I'm telling you I'm not going
Amber Riley's version of "And I'm telling you..." is probably one of the best you're likely to hear, her voice sounds fantastic. The cast version of Van Halen's classic "Jump" really works well, although it's no "Dont' Stop Believin'".
The problem I have with volume 2 is that although I think Lea Michele is a seriously talented singer, as are the rest of the cast,their versions of some of the songs are almost copycat - notably "My Life Would Suck Without You" and "Crush". The faux-English accent on Lily Allen's "Smile" is almost cringeworthy.
All in all, a good accompaniment to volume 1, but not strong enough on its own.