Ken Tucker
July 23, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

While The Music Lasts

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Verve Forecast

We gave it a C

The guy who doesn’t want you to think of him as just the guy who wrote ”Don’t Know Why” for Norah Jones writes himself some loping melodies, and sings them in a voice even more passive than Jones’. Guitarist Tony Scherr plays lots of stinging riffs, which are occasionally anesthetized by Van Dyke Parks’ string arrangements. The album is pretty, compromised, lulling, and precise — and about as warm as that description.

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