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A Mixed Bag
on 11 November 2009
The live lounge albums usually have some really good songs but the albums as a whole are spoiled by the less worthy tracks that always seem to make it on, and this one is no exception.
There are some great songs like Lady Gaga's "Poker Face", Lenka's "Jump In The Pool" cover, Little Boot's cover of "Beat Again" and i was pleased to see Biffy's fantastic cover of "Love Sex Magic" (i wasnt a fan of the original versions of the latter 3, the covers are great though). N-Dubz's "Papa Can You Hear Me?" might've been good if it wasnt ruined by the other guys inappropriate outbursts between the lyrics (this problem comes up on a few other tracks)
But there are a few great songs that seemed to be overlooked (Paramore's "Use Somebody", Fightstars "Battlefield"??) and this is made worse by that fact that they are replaced by some frankly terrible ones (Metro Station's blood curdling acoustic version of "Shake It" literally makes me feel a little sick...) which is a shame.
It's an average album which isn't worth the money I paid for it, it couldve been so much better. Sort that out Radio 1...purty please.