Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Michael Bolton

  • Soul Provider [Columbia, 1990] C-
  • Time, Love and Tenderness [Columbia, 1991] Dud

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Soul Provider [Columbia, 1990]
His imitation of Joe Cocker's Ray Charles imitation is almost OK, but usually he's indistinguishable from pop metal except in the wattage of his guitar parts and the shamelessness of his song doctors. Name to remember: Diane Warren. Give her a composition credit and she'll give you a hit--and a bad record. C-

Time, Love and Tenderness [Columbia, 1991] Dud

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