Ah, The Corrs. Three beautiful women who are great with instruments – oh, and there’s one bloke, the brother, too. Sorry, Jim. No wonder that poor bloke dates ladies that resemble his sisters. Music-wise, they are decent.
True, most of their stuff tends to be on the boring adult contemporary schmaltz side. Tracks like All the Love in the World and that vile duet with Alejandro Sanz, Una Noche, can’t make me hit the skip button on the remote fast enough. But they do score points with some great tracks.
Let’s see, The Right Time just sweeps me off my feet. It has this great chorus that will sound good no matter how drunk the people warbling it are. Perfect for drunken cat choruses, I say, and it’s a jolly happy tune. The gentle but whimsical What Can I Do is sunny and lovelorn at the same time, with a catchy “do do do” hook that won’t let go. I also love the faster tracks like Breathless (pure poppy fun) and Radio. And for a touch of Irish instrumental magic, there’s Lough Erin Shore, although the flute bit seems a bit off, I must say.
I’m not too impressed with the lackluster rendition of R.E.M.’s Everybody Hurts though. And the unreleased tracks Make You Mine and Would You Be Happier? are forgettable half-baked tunes.
Still, this The Best of The Corrs compilation will be perfect for the occasional listener who would like a bunch of the most popular tunes of theirs on one CD. Trust me, it’s better than buying all the CDs of theirs and having to filter all those boring, slow, draggy ballads they tend to do.