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Olivia explores different territory with the The A Few Best Men OST, into genres that fans who saw Grease and Xanadu first run may not be familiar with.
This is my opinion - it's just the view of someone who's listened to Olivia for 35 years ;)
I'm also listening to the soundtrack without having seen the movie, which is a strange way round to do it
Weightless is classic 21st century Olivia which will wow most fans. The Rain, The Park and Other Things is enjoyable enough but probably makes more sense when I've seen the movie.
I loved Daydream Believer which has an electro-dance treatment, though it's easy enough to recognise the Monkees' hit
Pushbike song - nope, didn't get on with this at all. Didn't hate it, just kinda bored me...
The next song had something in it I never wanted to hear on Olivia's voice, the dreaded Auto Tune. However, it is used for effect and it's a lovely track after they ice the AT effect. Here it's used for effect, rather than as on the X-factor!
The Love Boat - guess I have to see the movie to get it.
Sugar Sugar - I like what this Chew Fu guy does for Olivia
Devil Gate Drive is a great fun upbeat number
Georgy Girl is a cracking tune, largely instrumental apart from a repeated motif of the title sung by Olivia
I Think I Love You - really enjoyed this one, with its hurried tempo. Okay so AT makes its appearance here and there IMO but it works for me
2 out of 3 ain't Bad - didn't work for me
Mickey - loved it, and that electro backing is great!
Weightless - Punk Ninja Remix. I preferred this one straight
I'd been looking forward to hearing it and I enjoyed this - Olivia pushed the envelope a bit and it worked for me overall. Having said that Weightless is my favourite here, and it's closest to Olivia's pop albums of the 2000s. Oh yeah and in the view of this listener go easy on the AutoTune effects, Liv! Your voice is far too lovely for that, even used sparingly ;)