Album Review: 'Cross Roads'
Three of the most classic grooves here come from 1986’s Slippery When Wet, a better album. The post-Slippery attempts at funk all fall flat, but the Catholic cowboy hymns are a hoot, ”I’ll Be There for You” is heroic, and ”Runaway” has great teenager-in-turmoil lyrics and one heck of a synth hook. There’s even a new ballad that deserves to land these hairsprayed desperadoes on the country charts. B+