Now That’s What I Call Music 65 EMI ★★★
The Now! series, started in 1983, has knocked all the others (such as Ronco and K-Tel) into a cocked hat, and is still the king of the chart compilations. Now 65 features all the major hits of the past six months, from the big sellers (Shakira and Wyclef’s Hips Don’t Lie, Scissor Sisters’ I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’) to the heavy hitters (Amy Winehouse’s Rehab, The Killers’ When You Were Young), from rap and r’n’b (Chamillionaire’s Ridin’, Beyoncé’s Deja Vu) to trance (Cascada’s Every Time We Touch, David Guetta vs The Egg’s Love Don’t Let Me Go), from driving rock (Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars, Kasabian’s Empire) to pure drivel (David Hasselhoff’s Jump in the Car, Westlife’s The Rose). I wouldn’t even call half of it music, but I’d definitely recommend it for the pop picker in your family.