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Album Review: 'To Make Me Who I Am'

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To Make Me Who I Am

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Aaron Neville

We gave it a B

Neville’s voice is one of the wonders of the musical world, a muscular yet vulnerable instrument that’s soulful even when he’s not trying. His latest continues his slide into slicker terrain, with guests like Babyface, Diane Warren, and Tony Rich aiding in too squeaky-clean production. Still, Linda Ronstadt is an inspired foil on vibrato-laden duets, and Neville gets poignant on the title song. Overall, a little more bayou grease would have gone a long way to fend off the gloss. B