ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES: Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!: CD

While the world breathlessly awaits the proposed Kathleen Hanna-Miley Cyrus collab, there is this. All the pop songs you love to hate (or secretly admit to liking) done in a polished, punk mood. If you dug the Fugazi-Destiny’s Child mashup, this is your jam. I really thought that there was only room for one cover of Cher’s “Believe” (Tiltwheel’s) but on this disc the song gets a more campy, less earnest treatment. “My Heart Will Go On” takes on a Pogues-ish cast. A Christina Aguilera cover contains a T.S.O.L. Easter egg. Lady Gaga and The Dead Boys? It works. This is a wonderful bunch of tunes for turning your car/bike/skateboard into one of those private karaoke rooms.

 –Lisa Weiss (Fat)