Josh Groban - Closer

Josh Groban - Closer

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In a short period of time, Josh Groban went from being a talented vocalist ready to enter college to the new prince of romantic music with a best-selling debut album and highly rated PBS special. The successful combination of his classical crossover croon, boyish good looks, and association with uberproducer David Foster helped Groban become a sensation. His sophomore studio disc, Closer, stays comfortably within the boundaries built by his debut collection as Foster once again helms a modest set of pseudo-classical pop songs dreamily sung in various languages. Listening to Groban, it is easy to understand why this MOR style suits him so well as his maturing voice is not grand enough to fully embrace operatic material yet remains too rich and technical for typical mainstream pop music. On Closer he works within his limitations and the result is a more consistent listen than the scattershot debut with his voice sounding comfortable performing these emotional European-inspired pop songs. The best tunes bookend the disc as the atmospheric opener, "Oceano," sets an ominous tone while the mysterious "Never Let Go" is a welcome collaboration with Deep Forest that allows Groban to successfully move away from the saccharine ballads and grow as a vocalist. However, there is still plenty of romance included for the PBS crowd as "When You Say You Love Me" painfully cries out like a rejected Celine Dion cut and the Celtic-infused bombast of Secret Garden's "You Raise Me Up" plays like the sequel to his debut's most famous song, "To Where You Are." In addition to his improved vocals, Groban contributes three co-writing efforts that include "Never Let Go," and shows that there is a future for him to evenly match his skills as a vocalist and a songwriter. Although the disc still focuses on bland rose petal confessions, its highlights point in the right direction and bring Groban Closer to creating an album that eliminates the sick sweetness while remaining a tasty, satisfying treat. ~ Aaron Latham, All Music Guide


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Oceano, My Confession, Mi Mancherai (Il Postino), Si Volvieras A Mi, When You Say You Love Me, Per Te, All'improvviso Amore, Broken Vow, Caruso, Remember When It Rained, Hymne A L'Amour (If You Love Me), You Raise Me Up, Never Let Go
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Josh Groban - Closer is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Josh Groban Never Fails to Amaze Seriously, words can't describe how good Josh Groban's albums are! You have to experience them yourself. And you will wonder why you haven't listened to his music earlier! HE IS THE BEST! When I first heard his voice, my jaw droped to the ground, I immediately listen to more of his songs on youtube, and I knew then... I was hooked! Ever since the day when 17-year-old Josh Groban sang in public for the first time, he's continued to amaze with his gifted voice. Since then he's sold over 27 MILLION albums, all of his albums went Multi-Platinum. If you're still debating whether-or-not to buy his albums, go listen to samples of his songs on amazon/itunes, and you'll be hooked, just like I was. (Songs I highly recommend trying out first are February Song, When You Say You Love Me, Si Volvieras a Mi, My Confession, Bells of New York City, Happy In My Heartache, You Are Loved (Don't Give Up), Love Only Knows, Awake, Below The Line.) He also made an awesome Christmas album, by the way. :)
Date published: 2014-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CD Great Service, fast delivery , do it again on line
Date published: 2013-11-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Something Wrong There must be a quality defect in the disc. It will not play in my CD player, but it will play in the computer. The other disc has no problem in the player. Will wait and see when I get my new player if I still have a problem.
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a real voice his voice is amazing - just want to listen all the time
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ordered for a christmas gift, cd showed up a week late and plastic case was cracked.
Date published: 2012-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The item is what I expected and I would encourage anyone who enjoys Josh Groban's music to order it. I was NOT pleased with the delivery service used by WalMart for this item. There seemed to be 2 carriers involved and it took an additional amount of time for me to receive product.
Date published: 2011-10-14
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