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Corey Glover's long-awaited solo debut is a disappointing, schizophrenic affair. The former Living Colour frontman sure can sing, but he can't seem to settle on a direction; the hard rock posturings of "Do You First, Then ... more »
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Corey Glover's long-awaited solo debut is a disappointing, schizophrenic affair. The former Living Colour frontman sure can sing, but he can't seem to settle on a direction; the hard rock posturings of "Do You First, Then Do Myself" and "Sermon" clash with the sweet, smooth offerings of "Only Time Will Tell" and the overwrought "Hot Buttered Soul" (which throws a stolen Isaac Hayes title against an Al Green backdrop). Lyrically, Glover is also frustratingly derivative. He may see that as his way of offering props, but old soul fans will just find it tiresome. There are some fine songs lurking around here, including "Little Girl" and "Sidewalk Angel," but nothing grabs the way his fierce work with Living Colour did. --Michael Ruby
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Michael K. Jordan | SAN ANTONIO, TX United States | 12/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let's be honest, if you're reading this review you either loved Living Colour and are only now seeking outside sources for your addiction, OR someone has finally given you the "hey there's a band out there that you have GOT to try" tip. So how does this one (and unfortunately only) Corey solo pan out? Well, if you loved Living Colour you will at the very least be satisfied to hear Corey's voice on something familiar. For the artists among us, this is an AMAZING show of talent that showcases Corey's background influences and vocal/stylistic range. You WILL find a song on this cd that touches you. It's a must buy."
Do Yourself a Favor, Buy this CD!
Michael K. Jordan | 05/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Y'all, if you do nothing else in your life, buy this CD. It is worth every penny. I can listen to this album from front to back without skipping through, which is an excellent thing when it comes to CD listening. Also, Corey sings each note clearly and strong; you can understand each word!(Most artists jumble their words so much that they sound like they're singing in another language!). The BEST songs are "Hot Buttered Soul"(nice blues/soul/r&b feel), "Little Girl"(has a nice Al Green type feel), "Things are Getting in the Way"(nice blues feel) and "Lowball Express"(sounds straight from the cool '70's). Heck! All of the darn songs are the BEST! Corey's voice has so much soul and emotion and it's amazing that his album does not get any radio airplay here. This album is truly the "best kept secret" in CD listening. I loved Corey ever since his Living Colour days and even back then I was just wishing and hoping that he would come out with a solo CD that included ballads. Boy, have my prayers been answered! Please, whip out that credit card and order this CD today, right now, right this minute. This will be one of the best you've ever owned!But don't just take my word for it, listen to the song samples yourself, you'll be convinced."
Ex-Living Colour frontman makes good
John S. Harris | Memphis, TN | 03/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"He leaves most of his funky Living Colour roots behind, but Corey Glover delivers a fine mix of rock, gospel, and soul. "One", "Silence", and "Do You First, Then Do Myself" are standouts. He has one of the better, stronger voices in rock and roll -- I've heard it described as "Broadway ready". Don't expect a Living Colour record, and there are no Vernon Reid guitar histrionics here. But "Hymns" serves up a satisfying selection of musicianship, powerful vocals, and good time music."