Now That's What I Call Music! 23 (2006) The genre-blind NTWICM! series cares not whether a song is pop, rap, rock, or country, as long as it's a recent hit. Vol. 23 serves… 2006-11-07 Various Artists Pop
Music Review

Now That's What I Call Music! 23 (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 07, 2006; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Pop

The genre-blind NTWICM! series cares not whether a song is pop, rap, rock, or country, as long as it's a recent hit. Vol. 23 serves as a reminder that producer Timbaland is having a good year (Furtado's ''Promiscuous,'' Justin Timberlake's ''SexyBack'') and so is under-hyped rock (Nickelback's ''Far Away,'' Hinder's ''Lips of an Angel''). It also apes real life by separating Nick Lachey (''I Can't Hate You Anymore'') and Jessica Simpson (''A Public Affair''), albeit with just a single track (Teddy Geiger's ''These Walls.'')

Originally posted Nov 03, 2006 Published in issue #906 Nov 10, 2006 Order article reprints