The Commitments — Soundtrack: The Commitments (1991)

commitmentsBy Scott Goldfine

Borne out of a casting call for the film of the same name, Irish group the Commitments work through 14 R&B classics on their debut LP. Five different singers trade lead vocal duties, with 17-year-old Andrew Strong, who sounds like a cross between Joe Cocker and U2’s Bono, generating the most heat.

It’s tough to go wrong with such serviceable material, but this LP is more pleasant than powerful.


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