But Beautiful (2003) Although it's downright depressing that rockers feel compelled to record standards once they hit a certain age, Scaggs pulls off his "maturity" project with grace… 2003-05-06 Boz Scaggs
Music Review

But Beautiful (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 06, 2003; Lead Performance: Boz Scaggs

Although it's downright depressing that rockers feel compelled to record standards once they hit a certain age, Scaggs pulls off his ''maturity'' project with grace and style. There's always been plenty of the crooner in Scaggs, and here the leisurely tempos and late-night mood that couch these time-honored classics (''What's New?,'' ''Never Let Me Go,'' ''I Should Care'') suit his laid-back delivery just fine.

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #711 May 23, 2003 Order article reprints