EW Staff
April 18, 2005 AT 04:00 AM EDT

EW reviews two new albums


VARIOUS ARTISTS Music From The O.C.: Mix 4

Forget the sparkling indie songs of mixes past. This lull-worthy set is better suited to income-tax filing than to Newport Beach’s calamities. Still, it’s nearly saved by the bell: heart melter Bell X1’s ”Eve, the Apple of My Eye,” that is. C

WILLIE NELSON Songs for Tsunami Relief — Austin to South Asia

No stranger to charitable causes, Nelson gathers a stellar group of friends — including Patty Griffin and the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines — to help with his latest effort. And while their intentions are certainly unassailable, we’re happy to report that this live concert recording is too. A-

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