There's no homeboy homage to fear, sampling or urban nonsense here. It's laced with guitars and some nice synths amongst the arrangements and Chris himself has a nice voice if not powerful. I suppose when writing about Glenn Jones' "Finesse" set, then playing this it is going to seem like a mighty climbdown but that is, I suppose, an unfair comparison as 26 years and a different world separates the two. the opening song, "In Love With You", has a nice, summery vibe and leads you perfectly into Chris' warm world. If this song is your cup of tea - and nowt wrong if it is - then fair bets are on that you will like the rest of the CD too. It's only near the end that a more typically unpleasant R&B style is tried and this isn't an avenue I would like to see Chris travel down. It's this level of crassness that's killing real music in the US and the less I hear about "shaking booty" the better. Leave that to the kids. Please return to, say, track two "Without You" and hear something far more adult, better and long-lasting. Worth your attention.
The Vibe Scribe