Elliott Yamin To get the most out of Elliott Yamin , the debut CD from last season's scruffily soulful third-place finisher on American Idol , treat each… Elliott Yamin To get the most out of Elliott Yamin , the debut CD from last season's scruffily soulful third-place finisher on American Idol , treat each… 2007-03-20 Elliott Yamin Pop
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Elliott Yamin (2007)

ELLIOTT GOLD Yamin bounces around different styles on his debut CD, nailing the ones that play to his vocal strengths
ELLIOTT GOLD Yamin bounces around different styles on his debut CD, nailing the ones that play to his vocal strengths
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 20, 2007; Lead Performance: Elliott Yamin; Genre: Pop

To get the most out of Elliott Yamin, the debut CD from last season's scruffily soulful third-place finisher on American Idol, treat each track like a different episode of the show. ''Wait for You'' is ballad week: ''You did your thing, dawg,'' Randy might say. ''Alright'' is hip-hop week: ''It sounded like last call at some ghastly karaoke bar'' would be Simon's reply. And ''A Song for You,'' the Leon Russell/Donny Hathaway classic Yamin performed at his first Idol audition, is standards week: Cut to Paula, in tears. B

Originally posted Mar 16, 2007 Published in issue #926 Mar 23, 2007 Order article reprints