The Wiseguys give a nice start to this crisp runway commotion. Original corkers are almost always cooler than novelty retreads (duh), and luckily the vintage versions of the immortal "Relax" and the annoying "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" judiciously appear. Powerman 5000 (minus Luke Cage) later tackles the Frankie classic, demonstrating the aforesaid truism (Do we ever need two versions of any song on one CD?). "Call Me" is already so righteous that Nikka Costa's carbon-copy remake can't help but rule. No Doubt sprinkles the right blend of audio porn, perky pop and smooth disco into another failsafe Moroder stunner, "Love to Love You Baby." The Wallflowers rework the humorless "I Started a Joke" into an unrecognizable, but actually, good tune. Makes one wonder why Jacob didn't just start from scratch. Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" adds fuel to any collection, and Moby's claustrophobic sub mix of "Beat It" wisely submerges with mondo Eddie for the money. Zoolander then becomes an electronic morass, though Orgy and Crystal Method attempt to breach the staticky surface. At any rate, this disc should get your party started right and quickly. Can't expect much more from a soundtrack, anyway.
-STONE, Cheap Trash NYC