American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics You haven't lived until you've heard Matthew Rodgers sing "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay." And then you may just want to die. American… American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics You haven't lived until you've heard Matthew Rodgers sing "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay." And then you may just want to die. American… 2004-04-27 Amy Adams Fantasia Barrino Diana DeGarmo Jennifer Hudson George Huff Leah LaBelle Jon Peter Lewis La Toya London Matthew Rogers John Stevens Jasmine Trias Various Artists Camile Velasco R&B Soundtracks
Music Review

American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics (2004)

La Toya London, American Idol | SOUL'ED OUT Bland arrangements take the wind out of LaToya London's sails on the 'Idol 3' CD
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SOUL'ED OUT Bland arrangements take the wind out of LaToya London's sails on the 'Idol 3' CD
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Apr 27, 2004; Lead Performances: Amy Adams, Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, Jennifer Hudson and George Huff...; Genres: R&B, Soundtracks

You haven't lived until you've heard Matthew Rodgers sing ''(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay.'' And then you may just want to die. American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics is a cash-in collection of all 12 ''American Idol'' finalists struggling through painful, emotion-free renditions of old soul hits. Even the best crooners of the club (hello, La Toya London!) are sabotaged, thanks to generic, passionless backup arrangements. Throw a little Leah Labelle on top of it, and you're truly in a world of hurt.

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Originally posted May 14, 2004 Published in issue #765 May 14, 2004 Order article reprints
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