For me, this album doesn't really pick up until track 6. Now why, you are justly wondering, should I tolerate an album for that long? Well, there are two reasons. For one, you might be more interested in male singer-songwriters than I am. If that's the case, you'll be perfectly happy with those first five songs, which mostly feature Brown's vocals with some tasteful instrumentation.
However, Brown's vocals -- which I suspect are modeled after James Taylor's attempts to sound unpolished -- work best when surrounded with others' voices. Also, the songs from "Grace" onward are more musically adventurous -- ranging between jazz, classical, and roots, the sheer inventiveness of these compositions deserve your attention.
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