A Worthy Sophomore Solo Effort
J. Merritt | 04/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Roger Hodgson's second solo album may not have the expansive grandeur of his first solo foray "In the Eye of the Storm," but it is certainly no less likeable. The songs on "Hai Hai" are tighter; gone are the seven and eight-minute opuses, in favor of more typical, radio-friendly, four and five-minute pop structures. All the better, because what isn't gone is Hodgson's flare for melodies that linger in the mind, that unique combination of his voice and his songwriting that made Supertramp's hits so memorable. Check out "Right Place," the quirky "London," the gorgeous ballad "You Make Me Love You," and the irresistably lilting "House on the Corner" (the kind of song you have to sing along to, you just can't help it). Don't let the album's lack of commercial success dissuade you. On "Hai Hai," R.H. was still bringin' it."
This is a great album
Peter D. Beckman | Bloomington, MN United States | 06/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm also surprised at the negative reviews on this album. I think it is a wonderful collection of songs. In fact there is not one song that I skip when listening to it, highly recommended."