Something for everyone

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 30 September, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 30 September, 2007, 12:00am

The skinny on the newest albums

Whether you are an open-minded music lover or you just want to know what's hot, Biggest is a good investment.

Ranging from pop and alternative rock, to reggae, hip hop and piano ballads, the album is a collection of 18 huge hits, including Avril Lavigne's Girlfriend, Linkin Park's What I've Done, Justin Timberlake's SexyBack and Kelly Clarkson's Because of You.

Opener Way Back Into Love from the Music and Lyrics soundtrack is sung by English actor Hugh Grant. While Grant's voice is less impressive than his acting skills, the ballad is a treat.

Christine Aguilera's soulful voice makes Hurt, a mix of R&B and jazz, one of the compilation's highlights. It's a heart-rending track that stirs the emotion.

Shakira's Hips Don't Lie, a chirpy, reggae-fused with a salsa beat, brings Latin flavour, while the classical-pop crossover is provided by opera boyband Il Divo's haunting Without You.

The album ends with Love You Lately by Daniel Powter. With its bittersweet lyrics about bygone love, the melodic piano pop tune will strike a chord with listeners.