Music Review – Michael Buble: To Be Loved

So, it’s pretty much no secret that I’m a fan of Michael Buble.
The truth is, I’m not really a music person.
I like it. I listen to it.
But I don’t live and breathe (and sing non-stop) like…well, Jerm.
And my kids, who’ve obviously inherited their fathers taste.

All that aside, there are a few artists/groups that I follow pretty religiously, and Michael is at the top of the list.
Okay, he’s pretty much the list (along with Casting Crowns).

Obviously, when One to One Network offered a copy of his album for review I jumped at the chance, so here’s what I think about To Be Loved.

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First of all, there are always a few songs on an album that drive me insane. Not a good insane, more like a smash-my-computer-against-the-desk-until-it-turns-off kind of insane.
Yes, even, you, Michael Buble.
(Sorry.)

For me, those songs were (Nevertheless) I’m In Love With You and Come Dance With Me.

(shudder)

Here’s the dealio (Gru voice).  Jerm mocks me because I like mainstream music, but it’s the truth.  I like stuff that doesn’t sound too different. (cough-Blackhawk-cough)

To me, being too different (in music, anyway) just sounds weird.
See? Mainstream.

So I’ve seen a ton of complaints that this album isn’t up to par with his other’s because it’s too – wait for it – yep, mainstream.

Basically all that gibberish was to say that I like most of the album a lot. It doesn’t grate on my nerves.

I don’t like Sinatra-sounding music. I just like his happy songs.

My favorite tracks on this album are:

  • It’s a Beautiful Day (See?  Happy, happy.)
  • I’ve Got it Easy (yes, he certainly does) – he co-wrote this one
  • Close Your Eyes (another he co-wrote)
  • After All – duet with Bryan Adams (Summer of ’69, yeah! — just for you, Papa Bear)

So basically, four awesome songs, a few okay songs, and only two smash-the-computer-till-it-switches-to-something-better duds.  And that’s just because of the a-fore-mentioned Sinatra hate.

Here’s another picture to make this post worthwhile.

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If you want to hear the songs yourself, get all the details on Amazon

I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the album to facilitate my review. All opinions stated are my own.

4 thoughts on “Music Review – Michael Buble: To Be Loved”

  1. OK, so I would like to publicly go on record to say that I absolutely concede defeat on the whole summer of 69 thing, but first let me take up an inordinate amount of your blog space to explain.
    First of all you have to understand that Jeremy inherited his eclectic taste in music from me.
    For some reason that I am unable to explain, if a song is wildly popular or sung by a wildly popular person I automatically dislike it. I don’t really have a good explanation for this except that I have always been a bit of a contrarian.
    I don’t really remember the first time I heard the summer of 69 but I believe I saw a video somewhere, so when I saw thousands of screaming fans at a concert, immediately I don’t like it, secondly I look at the guy who is singing it and he looks like he is my age and I am thinking OK, in the summer of 69 I was 10, and he is singing about starting a band, friends getting married and playing till his fingers bled.
    None of which I experienced when I was 10, so I did a little research, and lo and behold the wildly popular performer I saw was named Bryan Adams and he was born in 1959 which means that in 69 he would have been, you guessed it 10 years old but I also discovered in my research that the song was co written by a man named Jim Vallance who was born in 1952, so it would have been entirely conceivable for Jim Vallance to have experienced those things in the summer of 69.
    So more often than not my contrarian views cause me to humbly concede defeat.

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