JSS
Beautiful Mess
Rating
Style: 70's Rock / Funk / Pop
Release date: February 20th 2009
 

Hiding behind the initials JSS is off course none other than: Jeff Scott Soto, who is blending the influences he listened to growing up into a beautiful mess on the album of the same name. Soul, funk, 70's rock, R&B, blues and pop all rears it's ugly head on this album.

Jeff Scott Soto has been involved in numerous projects, bands and as well as a solo artist, and has always stood out as a vocalist. I have never been too impressed with his song writing skill and this collaboration with producer and song writer Paulo Mendonša leaves me with the same unfulfilled feeling.

This album has more in common with Lenny Kravitz than I need, and the Sam Cooke connection leaves me rather cold as well. But this is Jeff Scott Soto paying tribute to his roots, and he sings up to par with his latest solo albums, personally I would have preferred that the material was more rock orientated and harder.

This one is for Jeff Scott Soto fans only...!

Tracklist
01. 21st Century
02. Cry Me a River
03. Gin & Tonic Sky
04. Hey
05. Broken Man
06. Mountain
07. Our Song
08. Eye
09. Bring it Home
10. Testify
11. Whenever U Gonna Go
12. Kick It
13. Hearts Start Healing
14. Take You Over With Me
Label: Frontiers Records
Promotion: Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier/Amigo (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: January 11th 2009
Website: www.jeffscottsoto.com