Long Time Coming Trying to extend his shelf life, white blues prodigy Jonny Lang wisely dumps the Stevie Ray Vaughan shtick on his third album. Unfortunately, the 22-year-old… Long Time Coming Trying to extend his shelf life, white blues prodigy Jonny Lang wisely dumps the Stevie Ray Vaughan shtick on his third album. Unfortunately, the 22-year-old… 2003-09-23 Jonny Lang
Music Review

Long Time Coming (2003)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Sep 23, 2003; Lead Performance: Jonny Lang

Trying to extend his shelf life, white blues prodigy Jonny Lang wisely dumps the Stevie Ray Vaughan shtick on his third album. Unfortunately, the 22-year-old looker with the sharp riffs and even sharper cheekbones is now trafficking in slick, entirely unmemorable middle-of-the-road rock. The minimalist R&B-influenced ''Touch'' is the disc's bright spot, but the rest is an amalgam of sub-Creed grunge (''Save Yourself''), wretched funk-metal (''If We Try''), and cliched power ballads (''Goodbye Letter''). He may have grown up, but Lang still hasn't discovered what it means to be an original.

Originally posted Oct 24, 2003 Published in issue #734 Oct 24, 2003 Order article reprints
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