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
- Whatever It Takes