Cry Me a Michael Buble

Crazy Love

Cabaret types seem to like and dislike Michael Buble.  But we all hope that after his audience wanders into the lounge, they stay for the cabaret.

Give him this much: he has established a style.  He no longer sounds like he’s necessarily imitating Harry Connick Jr. imitating Sinatra.  I think he does a stunning job expressing a certain muscular vulnerability. 

I would say that the hallmark of this recording is “an overstated understatement.”  But perhaps the real hallmark is the set of contradictions Buble represents: the macho crooner, the neo-hipster, the sensitive swinger.

  • Cry Me A River
  • All of Me
  • Georgia on My Mind
  • Crazy Love
  • Haven’t Met You Yet
  • All I Do Is Dream Of You
  • Hold On
  • Heartache Tonight
  • You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
  • Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)
  • At This Moment
  • Stardust
  • Whatever It Takes

One Response to Cry Me a Michael Buble

  1. Matt says:

    I love the “James Bond” arrangement of “Cry Me A River”.

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