There have been a lot of good reasons to be charitable this year, so here’s one that gives something back. With profits going to help children in war-torn countries, War Child Music has put together Help: A Day in the Life, a compilation of 22 new and exclusive songs by the likes of Radiohead, Gorillaz, Bloc Party, Belle and Sebastian, Elbow and Coldplay. Not

available in U.S. record stores, it has become the fastest-selling download album to date and is well worth the donation for the Kaiser Chiefs’ funky rendition of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and Keane’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Oh, and for the war-torn kids, of course.

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