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EW reviews two new albums -- We take a closer look at ''Music from the O.C.: Mix 4'' and Willie Nelson's ''Songs for Tsunami Relief''

EW reviews two new albums

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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-

Originally posted Apr 18, 2005 Published in issue #816 Apr 22, 2005 Order article reprints
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