Crazy Love Due, no doubt, to the success of his adult-contemporary smash "Home," the neo–Rat Pack crooner makes a few too many soft-rock concessions on his new… Crazy Love Due, no doubt, to the success of his adult-contemporary smash "Home," the neo–Rat Pack crooner makes a few too many soft-rock concessions on his new… 2009-10-13 Michael Buble Pop
Music Review

Crazy Love (2009)

Michael Buble | AMOUR FOU Michael Bublé
AMOUR FOU Michael Bublé
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 13, 2009; Lead Performance: Michael Buble; Genre: Pop

Due, no doubt, to the success of his adult-contemporary smash ''Home,'' the neo–Rat Pack crooner makes a few too many soft-rock concessions on his new studio disc. Crazy Love. Covering the Eagles, as Bublé does with a hokey version of ''Heartache Tonight,'' seems way beneath a singer with his level of style. Still, there's no denying the sexy-jerk swagger Bublé brings to ''Cry Me a River,'' which here sounds like a Bond-movie theme, or to ''Baby (You've Got What It Takes),'' a funky duet with Brooklyn soul sister Sharon Jones. B

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Originally posted Oct 07, 2009 Published in issue #1071 Oct 16, 2009 Order article reprints