Various Artists

Popstars Live: The Finalists

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AllMusic Review by Bradley Torreano

The Album is a collection of some of the best alternative radio songs of 2000 and 2001. What is nice about the collection is that it maintains a quality that is lacking from most compilations of this type. There is always room for improvement, and in this collection's case there are a few songs that do not fit in (like Creed's blustery "With Arms Wide Open"). But it is hard to hold those few mistakes against this album, because just the fact that some of the best songs by Gorillaz, Ash, Roni Size, Radiohead, Coldplay, Supergrass, and many others can be found on one album is simply amazing. Many of these artists are worth investing more than just the purchase of this compilation, but this would be a great place to start if looking for some of the best commercial alternative rock from this period of time.

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