By Tom Sinclair
July 22, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Soft Dangerous Shores

B-
type
  • Music
Genre
  • Blues

Give singer-guitarist Chris Whitley credit for trying to take blues-based music in new directions — in this case, by mixing his Delta-infused sensibility with ambient moodscapes on. Still, it’s telling that Soft Dangerous Shores sounds best when Whitley is at his most earthbound, as on the lovely ”As Day Is Long.” He misses the target badly when he gets all sad and shoe-gazey on meandering, melody-deficient tracks like ”City of Women.” Yo, Chris, here’s the formula: more blues, less blahs.

Soft Dangerous Shores

type
  • Music
Genre
  • Blues
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