Photograph Smile If anyone other than a Lennon released Photograph Smile , it would be hailed as a triumph of elegantly baroque pop. Sure, the Beatles influence… Photograph Smile If anyone other than a Lennon released Photograph Smile , it would be hailed as a triumph of elegantly baroque pop. Sure, the Beatles influence… 1999-02-23 Julian Lennon Pop
Music Review

Photograph Smile (1999)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Feb 23, 1999; Lead Performance: Julian Lennon; Genre: Pop

If anyone other than a Lennon released Photograph Smile, it would be hailed as a triumph of elegantly baroque pop. Sure, the Beatles influence is unmistakable (''Way to Your Heart'' is basically a rewrite of ''Lucy in the Sky''), but Smile is a heartfelt, expertly crafted collection. With this album, Lennon comes up from the rear in the rock-progeny credibility race, streaks past Adam Cohen and Chynna Phillips, and is fast gaining on Jakob Dylan. A-

Originally posted Feb 19, 1999 Published in issue #472-473 Feb 19, 1999 Order article reprints