Almost Alice - Various Artists
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  • Summary: The 16-track album features original songs inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland from such artists as Avril Lavigne, The All-American Rejects, Franz Ferdinand, the Cure's Robert Smith, Blink 182's Mark Hoppus, and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy.
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Like many other tracks here, it seems ideally suited for heavy rotation on Radio Disney. The songs tend to have sledgehammer hooks as simple as schoolyard chants, all the better to be bellowed from the backseats of mini-vans across America. There are a few oddities, however.
  2. For music ostensibly inspired by a trippy fantasy, far too much here is depressingly ordinary.
  3. Expectedly inconsistent, Almost Alice is a great idea some distance short of being properly realised.
  4. It features much gastly US po-punk. but Robert Smith and Franz Ferdinand take on songs from former Alice In Wonderland productions and just about win. [May 2010, p.125]
  5. As a creative artefact however, its merits are limited, and does little, if anything, to contribute to Tim Burton’s creative vision.
  6. Robert Smith, Franz Ferdinand and Wolfmother offer glimpses of what this project might’ve been, but then along comes 3 Doors Down-clone Shinedown and it’s off with the heads of everyone involved in this nightmare.
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  1. Aug 30, 2010
    9
    I really enjoyed 'Almost Alice'. With contributions from many of my favourite artists, I was still slightly skeptical before I first listened.I really enjoyed 'Almost Alice'. With contributions from many of my favourite artists, I was still slightly skeptical before I first listened. But I needn't have worried; 13 of the sixteen tracks were great and 5 of those I absolutely adored. 'The Poison' 'Painting Flowers' 'Strange' 'Welcome To Mystery' and 'Always Running Out of Time' stood out on their deviation from pop sound. Three tracks, 'Lobster Quadrille' 'Very Good Advice' and 'White Rabbit' were a little unsettling and didn't quite fit in with the rest of the album. All up a great album and a favourite of mine. Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2012
    8
    I'm not really a fan of this kind of music, but I was bored one day and I thought I'd listen to it just for a good laugh.I was pleasentlyI'm not really a fan of this kind of music, but I was bored one day and I thought I'd listen to it just for a good laugh.I was pleasently surprised to find out that it's got some good bands and songs on it. The songs definitely fit the theme of Wonderland. It's got some doozies but in the end I was impressed with the CD. Collapse
  3. Jul 6, 2011
    8
    hm... the movie's music score was good and I think that the pop songs are kind of cool even if people seem to hate it along with the movie.