Produced by Josh Abraham, Stargate, and others
Debut effort from this unlikely American Idol finalist who has undergone a
much needed makeover and delivered a very respectable CD. Features the
Stargate-produced "Wait For You" and his cover of "A Song For You" (his
standout performance from Idol).
JOE - Ain't
Nothin' Like Me
JOE attempts to stay relevant after his last
two albums failed to match the success of
My Name Is
Joe. On this attempt, in spite of being a very capable songwriter and
producer, he hands over the reigns to various hot property producers like Tim &
Bob and Stargate. The album is mostly average but I do like "If I Was Your
Man" and the title track.
Soulchild - Luvanmusiq
His critically acclaimed fourth CD is actually
a disappointment after the very enjoyable
Soulstar. Even though Musiq is
sporting a new record label this time around, his songs fail to break new ground
for me and only occasionally impress (like my favorite track "Teach Me").