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Review of "Awake"

vijaykumar's picture
on July 20, 2007 - 8:49am

I have listened to "Awake" several times since I purchased it (when it came out)and I had wanted to write a review but didn't have the chance until now. Josh's voice on this cd is as good as ever. I do enjoy hearing him singing skillfully, without any trace of an accent, on tracks in Italian and Spanish. One of the strongest songs on the cd was the first track "Mai". I think it is one on which Josh is at his best and it is one of my favorite tracks on this album. I have to say, however, that although his singing was top notch that I was a bit let down by the somber mood on most of the songs in English like "February song" and "Now or never". I did like the funky beat of "Machine" and the energy of this tune. This is my favorite track on the cd. Overall, the tone of this album is to me rather sad and downbeat. Josh himself sounds as good as ever on this compact disc but I think his debut, "Closer", and "Live at the Greek" were more upbeat and optimistic.

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