Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Unsilent Spring

Hearing a commercial on WQXR for the Broadway transfer just before I left for Christmas with the family convinced me to buy the soundtrack to Spring Awakening, and I haven't been disappointed. It's the kind of album I can listen to, when I'm in the mood, from beginning to end without the desire to ever reach for the skip button. The music (Duncan Sheik) and lyrics (Steven Sater) are that good. They're catchy and rich and deliver extra appeal upon repeat listening. And apparently, I'm not the only one who appreciates it: It's No. 11 on iTunes' top listing of soundtrack albums, and had been higher recently.

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