ALBUM REVIEW : DOCTOR FAITH
ARTIST : CHRISTOPHER CROSS
GENRE : POP
DATE RELEASED : 2011
It is indeed wonderful to know that two decades after his musical debut, Christopher Cross is still making music. While his current crop of songs are nowhere in the league of his older hits, many of these current songs are still carrying his trademark feathery vocals and of course pleasant to the ear musical structure. Here is a track by track review of his 2011 musical opus.
Hey Kid – a song about telling and reminding everyone that love still solves life’s problem. The best part of this song are the words “ couldn’t do much worse than this generation of mine, we have the answers but forgot the line love is all.
I’m Too Old For This – this track is a good way to tell people listeners that the world is not getting smaller everyday but rather people are getting stupid everyday and Christopher Cross is too old to tell and push people to be passionate and show compassion.
When You Come Home , Dreamers, November – good old Chris Cross love songs in the tradition of “Think of Laura, Is It Something, and Sailing.”
Leave It To Me – a joyful song about one being available for someone to help the person realize dreams or just simply wade along the problem.
Doctor Faith – the kind of song that you hear as very “commercial jingles.”
Rescue – very hypnotic song, makes you want to close your eyes and just indulge with the privilege of being able to relax.
Help Me Cry – probably the weakest track in this record.
Still I Resist – makes you realized that Christopher Cross’ voice seems well maintained; it still sounds the same from the time he started in the music scene.
Poor Man’s Ecstacy – probably the “rockest” song that he did in a long time.
Prayin’ – uncannily this song has similar refrain with “Sailing” an old song of his. It is interesting to note that Christopher Cross talks about Catholic rituals in this song.
I rate this record 3 stars out of 5 stars for being able to remind me how relaxing some of his songs are.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it