Reviewed by Olivia Rocco
Having received NOW That’s What I Call a Song in the post I was delighted to find 3 CD’s containing a massive 60 tracks from lots of different artists. Opening the CD case am slightly disappointed to note that it’s like a cardboard type material, I would envisage that I would probably break this after a few uses however if you took loving care of it I’m sure you be able to look after it.
The first CD seems to be full of really recent music, which is brilliant as I haven’t purchased an actual physical CD in about five years and this feels like a novelty. CD One, starts with Hozier’s Take Me to Church which I have never had the opportunity to listen to from the start, fabulous song. My daughter and I had fun dancing around the kitchen listening to the rest of the songs.
CD Two has a bit of older music on it like Leona Lewis Bleeding Love and R Kelly I believe I can fly, generally good songs on there but geared towards the pop market as there are a few songs I wouldn’t call NOW That’s What I Call a Song so skipped a few but Emeli Sande – Clown, James Morrison – Broken Strings and Take That – Rule the World make up for the few oddballs on this CD.
CD Three is aptly titled The Classic and granted there are some classics on there, Coldplay – Trouble is a song I have not heard in a long time, other classics like the Fugees – Killing Me Softly, Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You, et cetera. But some songs I could not call a classic, how do you compare Will Young to Elton John but each to their own.
In summary, with a retail price of £12.99, it’s a fair price for 60 songs (click here for full track listing) even if you discount 10 songs which personally I would that’s still £49.50’s worth of songs for a fair price (based on iTunes going rate). This one is going in the car as I love a mix of music and this is perfect for singing along to looking like a weirdo to other drivers which incidentally is one of my favourite things to do.
Available to buy from various music outlets or from the NOW Music Store here.