The latest 'Glee' album lacks creativity

The album cover for 'Glee: The Music,' Season

The album cover for 'Glee: The Music,' Season 4. Vol. 1 by the cast of 'Glee.' (Credit: Handout)

It's hard work keeping a juggernaut alive. "Glee" has enjoyed a stunning run, both on TV and on the pop charts. However, the strain is showing. While the songs on "Glee: The Music -- Season 4, Vol. 1" (Columbia) are as well sung as ever by the talented cast, the creative spark is dimming. Nearly all the songs here are simply faithful versions of the originals -- from Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" to Demi Lovato's "Give Your Heart a Break" -- that pale in comparison. And the season's best reworking, Darren Criss' emotional, piano-driven version of "Teenage Dream," isn't even included.



INTERACT: New fall TV series | Greatest TV characters

MORE: Best shows to binge-watch | TV Zone blog

"Glee: The Music -- Season 4, Vol.1"


BOTTOM LINE The show's struggles are spreading.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Celeb TV

Related Stories

Follow us on social media

advertisement | advertise on newsday