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UNCUT - - New Albums - JOHNNY SHARP

Coun­try-pop’s new blue-eyed boy un­der­whelms on his sec­ond al­bum

While last year’s epony­mous, bal­lad-heavy ma­jor-la­bel de­but saw this Cal­i­for­nian ex-base­ball player se­duce many a coun­try pop picker, the songs aren’t strong enough to carry this fol­low-up. de­spite the reg­u­la­tion team of hit-hard­ened Nashville writ­ers cred­ited, tunes such as “Catch” and “Where You Want Me” slip through one ear­hole and out of the other with­out leav­ing a trace. “Used To Missin’ You”’s good-time tale of ro­man­tic nos­tal­gia has a touch more bite to it, and “Chap­ters” con­vinces partly thanks to it be­ing based on Young’s own back­story, but still he de­liv­ers them with a bland, char­ac­ter­less croon that too often fails to res­onate.

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