VARIOUS ARTISTS / Under the Influence of Alice: Music Inspired by the Classic Tale (2010)
Like the title suggests, you get 12 songs that have Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s story as an influence. It turns out that’s all they have in common. It flits from indie to folk to pop to alternative to psychedelic and back again. Not everyone has such eclectic tastes so it's a hard sell, even on paper. It's the kind of compilation only really good for introducing the listener to new artists. Once it’s achieved that, it becomes nothing but a box on a shelf collecting dust. Be a good chap and pass it on to someone else when you're done with it.