Very few of us are born with a talent which can be appreciated by a general public. And out of those few that are, there are even fewer who have the opportunity to have themselves exposed. Josh Groban is a young man who is fortunate to have had both occur in a relatively short period of time.
And what a voice this young man has. I pail in comparison to his talents, which is a shame, having such a voice would be a handy tool in swooning women into submission.
Josh has finally released a second (third official) album entitled "Closer". My mother pre-ordered this album at the end of October, only to have it come on a wintry December 10th. It has been a long wait, and none of us were being very patient about the matter.
Right off the bat, I can say that his voice is still solid and continually maturing. I won't give away the song's and critique each track. That is your responsibility.
Expect a fairly admirable recording. The first album sounded as if the bass had a boost, and the highs had a slight edge. This album, though far from perfect, seem's much more balanced. A real treat for those of us who have invested so much of our time and money into rigs to show off music like this.
My only gripes are: He attempted to compose his version of Michael Jackson's "She's out of my life", and Linkin Park's "My December". I digress, there are some artists which simply capture a style which cannot be replicated. Any attempts will be meager in comparison. This is of no exception.
For those of you who enjoy light opera, do yourself a favor and check out this album. Odd's are, you will be adding a new cd to the collection.