The Skinny: Yes, it’s all about “Walking in Memphis,” but Cohn is a solid writer of songs and there are other really good tracks on this disc.
Sounds like: Reminds me so much of James Taylor that JT himself shows up later in the record (on “Perfect Love”). Also Bruce Hornsby, Edwin McCain, Jackson Browne, Robert Earl Keen, Nik Kershaw
Deeper Thoughts: I got sick to death of “Memphis” on FM radio, but on a recent car trip to actual Memphis (to visit Graceland & legendary Sun Studios) I threw it in and let it roll. I was impressed by Cohn’s turns of phrase and the variety of styles and energy on the recording. It’s interesting and engaging until the last song. By “True Companion” my Cohn curiosity had been sated, plus it was time to see if there really was a pretty little thing waiting for the King down in the Jungle Room.
The Sonics: This disc sounds great; I was pleasantly surprised by it’s sonic depth and mature, agreeable mix. I listened primarily in the car and it clearly stood out from other discs that I was listening to at the time. Rich and varied with quite satifsying low-frequency character. Keyboard sounds predictably get a little late-80s cheesed out at times. Definitely a superior listening experience to any stream I found. Give it a chance, man.