Music from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: Various Artists

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s “Fab 5”—Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Felicia, Carson Kressley, and Jai Rodriguez—teach straights how to get their groove on. Highlights include an exclusive new Duran Duran song, “Sunrise.” This is better than their earlier reunion efforts, with an infectious, driving groove. There’s a remix of Elton John’s ’77 hit, “Are You Ready for Love.” Kylie Minogue’s tune, “Slow,” is funkadelically remixed by the Chemical Brothers, juxtaposing Minogue’s sensual voice with mind-piercing trills and delightfully odd sound effects. Get out those glowsticks—Junior Senior’s “Move Your Feet” is irrepressibly adorable and catchy. Another sonic novelty falls under the classification of the new “versus” mashup trend. The dance-art Fischerspooner melds with ’80s git-rock Billy Squier in the Billy Harris revamp of “Everybody Wants You to Emerge.” Although the track is a hoot, it’s also clubby and entrancing. OK Go and Liz Phair add the more rock-oriented elements with “You’re So Damn Hot” and “Extraordinary,” respectively. As a silly bonus, there’s track 14, “5 Gay Men.” While somebody haphazardly strums a guitar, Jai and Kyan improvise a little ditty: “Five gay men cleaning one house…. That’s all it takes, just one dirty straight man. And five gay men.” • Two versions are available, one with a limited edition bonus DVD and one with enhanced video. The DVD includes the video (and “making of” video) for the catchy theme song “All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)” and the video for Kylie Minogue’s “Slow.” The enhanced video CD contains the video for “All Things.” From Captiol Records ( www.capitolrec More info: . —Eric A.T. Dieckman


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