This reviewer on National Public Radio, to which I listen to - catches the greater nuances in Taylor Hicks' self-titled CD release. She targets the essence of the criticisms being shot toward Hicks regarding too much Pop not enough Soul. Favoring his self-penned songs over the Pop themed tunes handed to him by the record producers, she acknowledges rising to the level of fame that he has includes the pressure handed him to deliver a top 40 hit. Main problem from my stand point, the producers (and all concerned) have not yet released a tune for radio play. Hard to achieve top 40 when there's no tune to hit the airways. Call me impatient. Overall the flavor of the review is just and fair and positive. This clip is approxiamtely 4 minutes long; catch the link NPR January 16th.
Groove on Soulman.