This Love is Unbreakable! - Various - Unbreakable... or unlistenable?

2006-03-29 18:41

As expected, it's the usual mix of familiar chart-topping favourites including the requisite collection of boy bands (Westlife's "Unbreakable", Five's "Closer to Me", Nsync's "This I Promise You), teen pop (Britney's "I'll Never Stop Loving You") and R&B jams (Toni Braxton's "Spanish Guitar"). There's also a smattering of more mature love listens courtesy of Dido ("Here with Me"), M People ("Just For You"), Lonestar ("Amazed") and Sarah McLachlan ("Angel").

All well and good, but why on earth trawl out a never-was-been like Rick Astley? Especially if he's going to murder one of the greatest love songs ever written - Nat King Cole's "When I Fall in Love"! Hell at least Idols extra, our very own Nicole Billingham, supplies a more than satisfying emotional twist to her rendition of Faith Hill's "Breathe"!

As for the rest well you could imagine listening to Nianell's "Just For Tonight" to soothe away any morning after bedroom blues. But the biggest surprise of all is veteran kitsch king Barry Manilow's "All the Way". It's a cracking slice of karaoke jazz schmaltz and given the album's "unbreakable" tag opens up a panorama of previously unexplored virginal love zones.

"Special Low Price!" the CD cover sticker proudly champions. Yeah, like that's actually going to tempt anyone into actually buying the latest Valentine Day collection of "18 Beautiful Love Songs" to clog up the supermarket shelves. Then again, maybe there's a method to such hard-sell madness. The supermarket is probably the only place where this slapped together selection is going to sell.

linda 2004/02/24 10:08 PM
this love is unbreakable love that is true is unbreakable britey spears not a girl not yet a women
Kristian 2004/05/31 10:24 AM
Unbreakable Well, i think this is "unbreakable" thing when you hear it. But maybe it's interesting to hear. First Love
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