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, The Breeders, Bob Mould, and more. Collapse
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  1. There's a little something for everybody hidden within this mysterious box.
  2. Hedwig And The Angry Inch deserves to be the Rocky Horror Picture Show of its generation, and Wig In A Box marks an encouraging step in that direction.
  3. 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.
  4. This is one of the liveliest, most vital tribute records in recent memory.
  5. 80
    Over-the-top histrionics are nicely downplayed by the lo-fi indie faction. [Dec 2003, p.124]
  6. 80
    The tribute album of the year, a cavalcade of orch-pop joy, an object lesson in songwriting smarts. [Dec 2003, p.106]
  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
    Cyndy Lauper's "Midnight Radio" is nothing short of brilliant.
  2. JBankston
    Sep 10, 2004
    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.