David Browne
May 28, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Whereabouts

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Ron Sexsmith
Producers
Interscope

We gave it an A

Ron Sexsmith doesn’t sound any more optimistic about the future in Whereabouts than he did on his two previous albums; he may be the only singer-songwriter who can make a line like ”Where there’s still hope, there’s still time” seem anything but hopeful. Producers Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake do a wonderfully understated job of colorizing Sexsmith’s sad-kid melodies and voice, adding an R&B groove to ”Right About Now” and a swirling orchestra to ”Beautiful View.” Call it buoyant sorrow. A

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