Better Than Wow Has Been, But That's Not Saying Much
Posted September 27, 2009
By JJFrancesco_NRT, Staff Reviewer
I must admit, this collection is slightly better than Wow has been. It's nice to see that some newer songs made the cut.(Since these are supposed to be the hits for 2010, you'd think the whole album would be like that) But that doesn't make the project any better for all the overplayed songs that it does have or the my songs it left out.
It's also nice to see Sanctus Real back on the list, although this song should've been on last year's wow, and their new song Forgiven should've been on this year's.
It's also nice to see Fireflight and Red songs featured on this release, giving some much needed rock edge to the myriad of dull AC songs that populate most of the disc.
Ultimately, if you want a collection of highlights of what you've been hearing on AC/CHR radio for the past year, this is probably for you. If you waited to buy most of these songs in expectation of them being on WOW, you're in luck. And if you wanna get some new songs while their still fresh, WOW is finally a good choice for that.
But, if you're looking for a satisfying compilation to introduce you to newer bands, or feature bands that don't receive their fair share of airplay, or even not be saturated mostly with songs that spend way too much time in the Top 10, then you'll likely not want to look here.
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