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Glee: the Soundtrack, Vol. 2

Glee: The Music, Volume 2Much like the TV show itself, there is so much about this soundtrack that shouldn't work. Sickly-sweet vocals. Theme-park-level arrangements. Cheesy song...Glee: The Music, Volume 2SoundtracksMuch like the TV show itself, there is so much about this soundtrack that shouldn't work. Sickly-sweet vocals. Theme-park-level arrangements. Cheesy song...2009-12-08
Glee, Glee: The Music, Volume 2 | AND DON'T IT FEEL GOOD The cast of Glee

AND DON'T IT FEEL GOOD The cast of Glee (Carin Baer/FOX)

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Glee: The Music, Volume 2

Genre: Soundtracks; Lead Performer: Various Artists; Status: In Season

Much like the TV show itself, there is so much about this soundtrack that shouldn’t work. Sickly-sweet vocals. Theme-park-level arrangements. Cheesy song choices (”True Colors,” ”Lean on Me”) that get even cheesier without the onscreen enthusiasm of the cast as a distraction. And yet it does work, like a car wash run by cheerleaders. When the Glee kids nail something — like a version of Van Halen’s ”Jump” that made my cheeks sore from smiling — the title of this joyful franchise could not be more apt. A-

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Originally posted December 8 2009 — 12:00 AM EST

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