The Best Acoustic Album in the World ... Ever! Various artists (EMI) Fair play to the good folk at EMI for getting this dubiously titled project off the ground. It could so easily have become a bargain-bin filling mess. The biggest thrills on this Anglo-centric selection come not from the big names - of which there are many - but from the lesser lights. There's nothing revelatory in Coldplay whining away on Trouble, Radiohead deconstructing Fake Plastic Trees, or even P.J. Harvey growling out C'Mon Billy. But Everclear inject Heroin Girl with fresh energy and dance act Dirty Vegas give their over-exposed breakthrough hit, Days Go By, a second coming. Among the live tracks is Joss Stone's inspired makeover of the White Stripes Fell in Love With a Girl, while perennial piss-takers the Dandy Wharhols snigger their way through the Beatles' Eight Days a Week. There's are a few duds - Dido is one of the worst offenders - but with 39 tracks over two-discs it's a selection that has iPod shuffle written all over it.