Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers Review — 4.5 out of 5 stars
Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:47:09
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Oh, those Warblers, who made a splash with their killer, to-die-for, heart-slaying version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream!" They are the true rivals of New Directions and hey, isn't competition healthy and good for the soul, not to mention a little boob tube drama? It's certainly good news for Gleeks, who want to relive the renditions of popular songs performed on the show repeatedly, and Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers is the cream of the crop of Glee discs. Throw it in your car or on your iPod and prepare to sing along at the top of your lungs, secretly (or perhaps not-so-secretly) wishing you were a Glee club kid!
Out April 19th, this release features songs performed by The Dalton Academy Warblers, a male a capella group starring Darren Criss, Chris Colfer and the Tufts University Beelzebubs, who have the chutzpah and God-given talent to own songs that are definitive in the pop culture canon already! That’s no small feat but The Warblers make it sound easy as they take the reigns on songs that you know and love! The Warblers put their own unique spin on Destiny Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills," P!nk's "Raise Your Glass," Train's "Hey Soul Sister" and Wings' "Silly Love Songs." If there ever was a manifestation of making a song one's own, it occurs here.
What makes Glee: The Music presents The Warblers special is that it includes a bunch of treats, like two album exclusives, the much talked about opening performance of Barbra Streisand's "What Kind of Fool" from the 2011 MusiCares Person of the Year gala and a never before heard rendition of Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
The full track listing for Glee: The Music presents The Warblers is as follows:
1. Teenage Dream
2. Hey Soul Sister
3. Bills, Bills, Bills
4. Silly Love Songs
5. When I Get You Alone
10. Raise Your Glass
11. Somewhere Only We Know
12. What Kind Of Fool
13. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?
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