Glee: The Music, Volume 2 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,"… Glee: The Music, Volume 2 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,"… 2009-12-08 Various Artists Soundtracks
Music Review

Glee: the Soundtrack, Vol. 2 (2009)

Glee, Glee: The Music, Volume 2 | AND DON'T IT FEEL GOOD The cast of Glee
Image credit: Carin Baer/FOX
AND DON'T IT FEEL GOOD The cast of Glee
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Dec 08, 2009; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Soundtracks

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-

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Originally posted Dec 02, 2009 Published in issue #1079-1080 Dec 11, 2009 Order article reprints
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