Picks and Pans Review: Window
Cross, whose "Sailing" and "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" transformed him into a Grammy and Oscar-winning superstar for about 15½ minutes a decade ago, is back with this retro release. The light, cruise-control pop of "Wishing Well" and the middle-of-the-road acoustic noodlings of "Jan's Tune" (which closes the CD as a—get this—hip-hop remix) sound like it's 1981 again. Even when things get artsy in the opening bars of the sweet, countryish "Thinkin' Bout You," Window remains vintage Cross, maddeningly melodic. Don't be surprised if you find yourself humming these tunes again. And again. And again. (Rhythm Safari/Priority)
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