Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (Universal Music Canada)

GuardiansReportedly the first soundtrack containing previously released material to reach the No. 1 position on the album charts, Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 features a host of one-hit wonders and a few career artists to come up with one of the best retro movie soundtracks of recent times. Musical boundaries do not exist here, thankfully. You’ve got the underrated power-pop of The Raspberries’ “Go All The Way” side-by-side with Blue Swede’s only hit “Hooked On A Feeling” while later in the record, The Jackson 5’s classic “I Want You Back” precedes the rocking “Cherry Bomb” from The Runaways. While I could have done without hearing “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” again, it is the soundtrack’s diverse make-up that is the reason why it has connected with audiences so well.