MTV2 Handpicked

Last year, MTV2 blossomed into having a stronger identity than ever before: the MTV spinoff channel's distribution increased to more than 36 million U.S.

Last year, MTV2 blossomed into having a stronger identity than ever before: the MTV spinoff channel's distribution increased to more than 36 million U.S. households, and industry observers started noticing MTV2's growing influence in breaking acts. This noteworthy compilation is the first album to bear the MTV2 moniker, and the set is a bold statement, celebrating several acts from the past year that have benefited from MTV2 exposure. Most of the standout cuts—including Travis' "Sing" and Coldplay's "Yellow"—are familiar hits. But there are also some less mainstream cuts, such as Tenacious D's "Wonderboy" and Dashboard Confessional's "Screaming Infidelities." With MTV2 poised for more breakthrough success stories, it seems inevitable that MTV2 Handpicked will be the first of many MTV2 albums.—CH
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