Illuminations The pop- classical crooner hired Rick Rubin to produce Illuminations , the follow-up to 2007’s zillion-selling Noël , but the result is no clumsy bad-boy… Illuminations The pop- classical crooner hired Rick Rubin to produce Illuminations , the follow-up to 2007’s zillion-selling Noël , but the result is no clumsy bad-boy… 2010-11-15 Josh Groban Pop
Music Review

Illuminations (2010)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 15, 2010; Lead Performance: Josh Groban; Genre: Pop

The pop-
classical crooner hired Rick Rubin to produce Illuminations, the follow-up to 2007’s zillion-selling Noël, but the result is no clumsy bad-boy makeover. In fact, if you can get past lyrics bloated with dark nights and winter moons, Illuminations might be Groban’s handsomest effort yet. ''Bells of New York City'' raises goose bumps with a haunting melody, while ''Você Existe Em Mim'' packs real percussive heat. B+

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Originally posted Nov 10, 2010 Published in issue #1129 Nov 19, 2010 Order article reprints