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A Delightful Pop Confection : One for the Ages!,
This review is from: Music and Lyrics (Audio CD)
Hugh Grant singing? Now that we know he can, lets discover some more of the gems on this beautiful new CD Release. "Music and Lyrics" has three highlights and heres what they are:
1. The lead single : "Way Back into Love" sung by Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. This playful version is the original film version and its just really exhilirating when you play this loud and sing along. I suspect this song was made simply for the purpose of people humming it all day long and breaking out into song at randoms spots of the day. Truly memorable and an instantly catchy pop ballad - this is actually better than most of the idiotic stuff clogging radio airwaves these days.
2. "Buddha's Delight" by Cora (Haley Bennett) : I just loved this character in the movie. She is a satiric amalgamation of Britney, Jessica, Mandy and Beyonce, all in one gratingly annoying package. However, this song (which is based on Britney's "Toxic" in terms of verse-chorus-verse) is very, very catchy, and its also the best thing on the record. You will be playing this all day long, and kids will love it too. I really like how every song on this record could have been a radio single, and this song is the lead candidate for it. In fact, this song is the reason why I bought this album, and why you should too
3. "POP Goes my Heart" - This exceptional 1980s-type pop song evokes the best bands of that era, primarily Duran Duran, A-Ha and Cutting Crew. What a song! This opens the album and let me tell you - its a single that you will remember ten years from now (fact!). Hugh Grant actually sings on this, and has never sounded better. This is my second favorite song on the record, and another reason you should get this!
The other stunners on this album are "Don't Write Me Off" - an Elton John-ish number by Hugh Grant, and another catchy hook that you will love singing to yourself in the shower.
Drew Barrymore doesn't sing much on this CD - that right goes mostly to Hugh Grant, but she does not sound too terrible. However, the real find here is Haley Bennett who plays Cora, as her numbers have been produced very well.
If you don't normally like movie soundtracks, or even if you do, take my word for it and get yourself a copy of this CD. Its got this timeless quality about it, and I am sure I will be playing this years from now. How many CDs out this year can you say that about?
Five Stars. Highly Recommended.