By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated February 24, 2010 at 05:00 AM EST

What does ?Wonderland sound like? Any pop station on the dial, more or less, if Almost Alice, this companion to Tim Burton’s latest film is any indication. The tunes come in various flavors — shrill and self-?important (Avril Lavigne), plodding and grungy (Shinedown), grating and synth — based (3OH!3) — yet with a few exceptions, none are original enough to hold your attention past the first chorus. For music ostensibly inspired by a trippy fantasy, far too much here is depressingly ordinary. C?

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