• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27

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  1. Jun 13, 2011
    5
    Even though I am a Gleek, I have to admit that the cover versions on this album are simply hit-and-miss. Most of the songs are too karaoke-esque. The show's signature song, Journey's "Don't Stop Believing", is the only true highlight of this album. I also enjoyed the cover of Wicked's "Defying Gravity" and like how the show is trying to bring show tunes to a wider audience.
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60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
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  1. Not all Glee members are created equal--Cory Monteith (the show's hunky football captain) and Dianna Agron (the alternately caustic and vulnerable head cheerleader) can't sing nearly as well as their co-stars--but this soundtrack has enough star power to keep things trucking along, especially when powerhouse alto Lea Michele takes the wheel.
  2. And as on "Idol," that aesthetic is most appealingly expressed here in the material that seems the least suited for it-i.e., mushy heartland rock ballads.
  3. In context, it all has a giddy sort of ''let's put on a show'' charm; ?on record, it's basically fancy (albeit fun) karaoke.