Carin Baer/FOX
Whitney Pastorek
December 08, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

Glee: The Music, Volume 2

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Various Artists
genre
Soundtracks

We gave it an A-

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-

Download This: Listen to the song Jump at amazon.com

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