The album that accompanied the Eagles
' much-hyped 1994 reunion highlights everything that made the group popular titans and critical targets through the '70s. Consisting of four new studio tracks and 11 live tracks from an MTV special, Hell Freezes Over
is impeccably crafted -- and a little lifeless. The new tracks include "Get Over It," a mean-spirited rocker that takes aim at the cult of victimhood, and three decent love songs. The live stuff includes most of the hits, from "Take It Easy" to "I Can't Tell You Why," showcasing both the inspired melodicism and the austere professionalism that marked the group's original work.