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Sex and the City 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sex and the City 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Sex and the City 2, with its globe-trotting carnival of camels, cameos, and Carrie antics, has positioned itself as the sparkly champagne...Sex and the City 2: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackPop Sex and the City 2, with its globe-trotting carnival of camels, cameos, and Carrie antics, has positioned itself as the sparkly champagne...2010-05-20
Sex and the City 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack | DIVAS AND DUNES Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, and Kristin Davis sing their hearts out in Sex and the City 2

DIVAS AND DUNES Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, and Kristin Davis sing their hearts out in Sex and the City 2 (Craig Blankenhorn)

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Sex and the City 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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

Sex and the City 2, with its globe-trotting carnival of camels, cameos, and Carrie antics, has positioned itself as the sparkly champagne bubble of the summer cineplex. ? But musically, that fizz is corked by extraneous new covers, like Alicia Keys’ urbanized take on Blondie’s ”Rapture” and Liza Minnelli’s Ethel Merman-ized version of ”Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” and limp original ballads (Dido’s wispy ”Everything to Lose”; the Jennifer Hudson/Leona Lewis schmaltz rainbow ”Love Is Your Color”). Several dips into Middle Eastern exotica — synced to the film’s extended ?sequence in Abu Dhabi — feel more like dispatches from a mid-’90s Miami hotel lounge, while a series of men’s-choir interludes (pretty a cappella warbles of Broadway chestnuts like ”Sunrise Sunset” and ”If Ever I Would Leave You”) swan in incongruously from the Liza-officiated gay-wedding scene. In discrete bites, they’re pleasant enough, but this scattered smorgasbord needs what’s on screen like the City needs the Sex; as a stand-alone, it just doesn’t hold together.C

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Originally posted May 20 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT

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