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Elmopalooza!

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Elmopalooza!

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
Sony Wonder
genre:
Soundtracks

We gave it a C-

VARIOUS ARTISTS Elmopalooza! (Sony Wonder) This soundtrack to last month’s ABC special that celebrated the Muppets’ three decades in showbiz is larded with unremarkable renditions of classic Sesame Street tunes by En Vogue, Fugees, and Kenny Loggins. In duets with the likes of Celine Dion and Rosie O’Donnell, the puppets’ talent for bittersweet irony is entirely absent. And only Shawn Colvin’s collaboration with Ernie contains the subtle simplicity that is the cornerstone of all great preschool pop. C-

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