Teenage Dream (Glee Cast Version)
Have we reached the point where Glee's musical releases have become more significant than the show itself? Maybe not, but we're close. At the very least, the stand-alone songs certainly make more sense than a lot of the plots. Volume 4 boils Glee down to its essence: pure, poptimistic choral joy. Classics are treated venerably (Mercedes channels Tina Turner); current hits are improved upon (boys' choir seriously trumps Katy Perry); and Brittany does Britney! The highlight of this disc is Kevin McHale's Artie, whose considerable skills get some much-deserved spotlight here.