Atlantic – 2001 – 71 minutes
This 'Best Of' album from the Corrs does exactly what it says on the tin. If you already like the band, you'll love this; if you've never been a fan, it won't convert you to their particular brand of inoffensive pop. A mixture of old hits, cover versions and unplugged songs with two previously unreleased tracks including current single 'Would You Be Happier?', the album only really falls down on their bland cover of REM's 'Everybody Hurts' and the final track, the rather ordinary 'Make You Mine'.
Known for their catchy songs – as well as the band ratio of three beautiful women to one unremarkable man – the Corrs are reliably pleasant, harmless really. This is pure pop, placeless apart from the occasional Celtic swirl, something the Corrs seem to be moving away from on recent recordings. From the breathless plea of 'What Can I Do' to the devil-may-care 'I Never Really Loved You Anyway' this is undeniably radio-friendly MOR music - although over the course of an entire album you may feel like you're drowning in over-sweet marshmallows.
Armed with beauty, Andrea's crystalline voice, her sisters' harmonies and Jim's ambition The Corrs took on the world and charmed their way to the top. Why begrudge them?
Tracklisting: Would You Be Happier? - So Young (K-Klass Remix) - Runaway - Breathless - Radio (Unplugged) - What Can I Do (Tin Tin Out Remix) - The Right Time - I Never Loved You Anyway - Irresistible - Forgiven, Not Forgotten - Lough Erin Shore (Unplugged) - Only When I Sleep - Love To Love You - All The Love In The World (Remix) - Everybody Hurts (Unplugged) - Give Me A Reason - Dreams - Make You Mine