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Mtv2 Handpicked
Various Artists
Mtv2 Handpicked
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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There have always been at least two meanings to the words "alternative rock"- -hat the indie kids consider to be left of the mainstream dial, and what MTV considers to be to their left. MTV's version usually incorporates a...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Mtv2 Handpicked
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/2002
Re-Release Date: 1/22/2002
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Big Beat, American Alternative, British Alternative, Dance Pop, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 696998628120

Synopsis

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There have always been at least two meanings to the words "alternative rock"- -hat the indie kids consider to be left of the mainstream dial, and what MTV considers to be to their left. MTV's version usually incorporates artists that have already received tons of press and are pretty much part of the mainstream already. Even MTV2, supposedly the hipper sibling of the original, plays it very safe with new artists. Handpicked is MTV2's collection of what it calls "fast-breaking talent," but there's no smoke and mirrors here--most of these bands and songs have already been played a ton by both by MTV and commercial radio. Represented are heavyweights like Radiohead, Brit crooners Coldplay and Travis, singer-songwriters David Gray, Pete Yorn, and Ryan Adams, and comedians Tenacious D. There are also a few acts more realistically called newcomers, such as Mystic and Lostprophets. (And then there is Cake, who had their time in the sun years before this compilation came out.) Handpicked is an extremely straightforward album--these are the acts that MTV2 has put in heavy rotation at one time or another and don't fit in the nu-metal, rap-rock, or teen pop genres, making this album a condensed soundtrack for the channel's 2001 broadcasts. --Jennifer Maerz

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Great Compilation album
Dan E. Ross | Frisco, Tx USA | 01/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...Concerned about buying an album from a one hit wonder? Have you noticed that compilation CDs are increasingly doing better on the billboard charts, especially around the holiday season?There is one reason for it. VALUE. Compilation CDs enable an artist to reach a big audience through licensing out a song that has already been released as a single. In doing so they hope to increase their individual record sales through drawing in new listeners to their music. By the time the CD is released the single should have already maximized the revenue potential for the record company and, at the same time, the music fan like us gets to buy NUMEROUS songs for an incredibly reasonable price. In this case, MTV2 has licensed the 18 tracks shown below, of which at least 8 of them kick butt in my opinion. When it comes to music reviews, I don?t do many because tastes vary DRAMATICALLY from person to person. Kind of ironic given it takes less time to listen to a CD then read a book, huh? Or maybe it is that people want to express similar attitudes with books do to the time invested in reading it. Anyways, BUY THIS CD. IT ROCKS. I have the albums for 3 of these artists as I was a fan of Dave Navarro, Pete Yorn and Ryan Adams but there are TONS of great tracks on this CD. 1. Sing - Travis
2. Life On A Chain - Pete Yorn
3. Short Skirt/Long Jacket - Cake
4. Rexall - Dave Navarro
5. Yellow - Coldplay
6. Save Me - Remy Zero
7. Sometimes - Ours
8. Idioteque (Live) - Radiohead
9. Name Of The Game - Crystal Method
10. Sleeping Faster (US Mix) - Lo Fidelity Allstars
11. Babylon - David Gray
12. New York, New York - Ryan Adams
13. Superman (It's Not Easy) - Five For Fighting
14. Screaming Infidelities (Remix) - Dashboard Confessional
15. The Life - Mystic
16. Pain - Stereomud
17. Wonderboy - Tenacious D
18. Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja - lostprophets"
C
02/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This c.d has some great songs on it. The main thing that i like about this c.d. is that it really isn't pop. My favorite songs would have to be "Yellow" by Coldplay, "Sing" by Travis, and "Life on a Chain" by Pete Yorn."