Picks and Pans Review: Vox Humana

UPDATED 05/06/1985 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/06/1985 at 01:00 AM EDT

Kenny Loggins

Loggins produced this album on his own (though David Foster and Michael Omartian helped out on two tracks). The results aren't all that much of a revelation, but that isn't bad. Loggins is as polished as they come in the pop-rock business, with a precision and versatility that save him from ever being bad. He can also range from a Springsteeny growl, as he does on the propulsive title track, to a Stevie Wonder-like dreaminess, as he does on Love Will Follow. That style change might seem artificial, yet Loggins makes it seem natural. For this LP he enlisted such backup help as Philip Bailey and the Pointer Sisters, and provides some hot guitar playing himself. Loggins' songs, written with such people as Michael McDonald, Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford and Mrs. Loggins, Eva Ein, won't dazzle anyone with ingenuity. But when it comes to being lively and melodic this is top-of-the-line stuff. (Columbia)

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