Sex and the City 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2010) 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… 2010-05-25 Various Artists Pop
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Sex and the City 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2010)

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
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DIVAS AND DUNES Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, and Kristin Davis sing their hearts out in Sex and the City 2
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: May 25, 2010; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Pop

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 19, 2010 Published in issue #1104 May 28, 2010 Order article reprints