THE latest refugee from British
boy band Blue is Duncan James,
but unfortunately, his first effort
is not much to shout about.
You'd think that breaking away
from a boy band, these guys
would go on and do something
different from what they have
given us but apart from Robbie
Williams, not many reinvent
themselves and explore new
genres and styles.
Duncan James still sounds like
he is in the boy band and the
songs in this album are generally
plain and safe.
The way this album is put together, it sounds as if Blue has turned into a one-man show instead
of a quintet made up of hunks.
Large parts of this album are
really lifeless. When I first put it
on, Duncan's music didn't catch
my attention and just faded into
the background. I thought to
myself: "If this album had a taste,
it would probably be cardboard."
Still, it didn't turn out to be a
total waste of time. Can't Stop a
River, Letter to God and a beautiful "hidden track" titled Save
This Moment for Me (which
melted my stone cold heart!)
almost save this album.
If you were a fan of Blue, you might appreciate this because the material
is somewhat the same but if you never were, I suggest you avoid this like