Glee: The Music (Season 2), Volume 4
Artist: The cast of Glee | Album: Glee: The Music, Volume 4 | Show: Glee
All the Hits: Might this be Glee's best compilation ever? We're hard pressed to come up with a better collection of the show's high-octane power pop than this release, which features several of this season's finest numbers: Glee's lighter version of Jay-Z and Alicia Key's "Empire State of Mind," the Warblers' record-shattering take on Katy Perry's smash single "Teenage Dream," Santana's smoky rendition of the Amy Winehouse cut "Valerie," and no less than three covers of songs by the Holy Spear-it herself, Britney Spears. (That's Britney Spears, not Brittany S. Pierce.) Need further convincing? Look no further than the original artists: Alicia Keys tweeted that the Glee version of "Empire State of Mind" was "amazing," while the cover of "Teenage Dream" moved Katy Perry to tears.
The Perfect Gift: For the Gleek in your life, obvi, but also for the true pop enthusiast. Glee's super sweet stylings might be too saccharine for your indie-inclined pals, but expect any Top 40 aficionado to get mega-chills from this compilation.
Buy: Amazon.com, $12