I missed the 2007 debut record “We All Go Home”, so this new release “Time To Move” is my first exposure to Crosby Loggins, son of AOR top gun, Kenny. Let’s get the inevitable comparisons out of the way first, shall we?
Does he sound like his father? If he is complaining that his CD is currently going for less than one dollar in the used bins, then yes. But otherwise, if I didn’t know better, I would never have guessed he was Kenny’s boy.
Did his father help with any of the songs? No – whether that is a good or bad thing is a matter of personal opinion.
What has he done that his father hasn’t already? Crosby won MTV’s reality show “Rock the Cradle”. That has to look good on your resume.
Is he fond of beards? Evidently.
Will any song from “Time To Move” be featured in a testosterone-driven action movie? Most definitely not.
Crosby Loggins is attempting to carve out a niche of his own here, as the title might suggest. He sounds quite comfortable but not all that confident yet. “Time To Move” primarily consists of run of the mill light rock with simplistic lyrics about girls and love – sound familiar? His vocal performance is adequate, but nothing that stands out in the crowd. He probably has it in him to dazzle us more than he does here. The good news is that the melodic fruit did not fall far from the tree – the most memorable tracks include the upbeat numbers “Good Enough”, “Better Days”, and “Radio Heart”. Incidentally, “Radio Heart” was co-written with Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket). Another guest star is John Mayer, who supplies the guitar solo on the title track.
Closest comparisons would be contemporary soft rockers like John Mayer, Jack Johnson, and Train. If this is your thing, you can get the CD used for less than a buck at Amazon.com.
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