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Now That's What I Call The Modern Songbook

  • 1. I Dreamed a Dream - Susan Boyle
    2. Hidden Away - Josh Groban
    3. Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Bubl
    4. Hey, Soul Sister - The Train/Train
    5. Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
    6. Highway 20 Ride - Zac Brown Band
    7. I Run to You - Lady Antebellum
    8. Misery [Acoustic] - Maroon 5
    9. Apologize - OneRepublic
    10. How to Save a Life - The Fray
    11. King of Anything - Sara Bareilles
    12. Soldier of Love - Sade
    13. No One - Alicia Keys
    14. Who Will Comfort Me - Melody Gardot
    15. Look of Love, The - Diana Krall
    16. Come Away with Me - Norah Jones
    17. Glitter in the Air - P!nk
    18. Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 944612

  • Credits

    The title Now That's What I Call the Modern Songbook suggests that this 2011 collection leans toward contemporary classicist pop, and it is true that a good portion of the 18-track compilation is devoted to singers either jazzy or classy, including Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Susan Boyle, Josh Groban, and Michael Bubl. All are singers who could reasonably be said to sing a "Modern Songbook," but that's not quite true of the rest of the artists here. Some -- like Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, Sade, and Alicia Keys -- have a similar air of sophistication that makes the appearance of the chilly OneRepublic, singsongy Train, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, super smooth Maroon 5, pop prankster P!nk, and country crossovers Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum all the more incongruous. As good as some of these cuts are, they're not quite part of the Modern Songbook, but perhaps that's taking the title of the collection just a little bit too literally. If Now That's What I Call the Modern Songbook doesn't quite serve up the kind of classics suggested by the title, it nevertheless is a solid collection of adult contemporary cuts from the first days of the 2010s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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  • Genre: Rock
  • Label: COM 944612
  • Distributor: EMD
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • UPC: 5099909446120
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