Wig In A Box: Songs From & Inspired By Hedwig & The Angry Inch Image
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  • Summary: Exactly what the title says it is, this 16-track disc features songs from the Hedwig soundtrack (as well as new compositions inspired by the musical) interpreted by your favorite indie artists, including Yo La Tengo (with Yoko Ono!), Spoon, Robyn Hitchcock, The Polyphonic Spree, Frank Black,Exactly what the title says it is, this 16-track disc features songs from the Hedwig soundtrack (as well as new compositions inspired by the musical) interpreted by your favorite indie artists, including Yo La Tengo (with Yoko Ono!), Spoon, Robyn Hitchcock, The Polyphonic Spree, Frank Black, The Breeders, Bob Mould, and more. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
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  1. This is one of the liveliest, most vital tribute records in recent memory.
  2. Nearly all of Wig in a Box is both unique and successful.
  3. 80
    The tribute album of the year, a cavalcade of orch-pop joy, an object lesson in songwriting smarts. [Dec 2003, p.106]
  4. It's uniformly good, apart from Bob Mould's new house direction, which gets laughs for all the wrong reasons. [Jan 2004, p.124]
  5. Fans of the movie who are attached to the film renditions have no cause for concern; none of the songs here are dramatic reworkings of the originals. But almost all of them pop with the same buoyancy and joy, demonstrating that the artists covering the songs are Hed-heads too.
  6. There's a little something for everybody hidden within this mysterious box.
  7. 60
    There are some surprising misfires here... but also some unexpected treats. [Dec 2003, p.147]

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  1. thumper
    Sep 7, 2006
    10
    Cyndy Lauper's "Midnight Radio" is nothing short of brilliant.
  2. JBankston
    Sep 10, 2004
    8
    I really enjoyed this album, Frank Black's "Sugar Daddy" was amazing and Rufus Wainwright is now a new favorite for me,what a voice.