We gave it a B
Saw The Emperor’s New Groove, but blanking on these songs? No wonder — only two of the five Sting penned numbers made it to the big screen. His torchy duet with Shawn Colvin (”One Day She’ll Love Me”) seems movie perfect, but it’s his clever tunes for the old guard that really give the emperor his groove. Try resisting Tom Jones’ brio on ”Perfect World,” or Eartha Kitt’s inimitable growl and purr on ”Snuff Out the Light.” John Debney’s score rules the album’s second half. You’ll want to play the first.