You Must Ask the Heart On about one third of the 32-minute You Must Ask the Heart , Jonathan Richman taps into the tuneful simplicity of doo-wop. But the rest… You Must Ask the Heart On about one third of the 32-minute You Must Ask the Heart , Jonathan Richman taps into the tuneful simplicity of doo-wop. But the rest… 1995-04-25 Jonathan Richman Rock
Music Review

You Must Ask the Heart (1995)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Apr 25, 1995; Lead Performance: Jonathan Richman; Genre: Rock

On about one third of the 32-minute You Must Ask the Heart, Jonathan Richman taps into the tuneful simplicity of doo-wop. But the rest of the time, his attempts at childish whimsy sound forced, and emotional complexities seem beyond his reach, making this monotonous and insubstantial. C-

Originally posted May 19, 1995 Published in issue #275 May 19, 1995 Order article reprints
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