You Win Again
First Appeared in The Music Box, November 2005, Volume 12, #11
Written by T.J. Simon
Nick Luca’s Tucson trio plays middle-of-the-road pop anchored in a classic rock sensibility that recalls the dullest moments of Steely Dan. Luca himself has impressive studio credentials as he’s worked on a variety of projects with a myriad of artists, including John Doe, Neko Case, and Calexico. On his latest outing You Win Again, Luca brings forth a dozen mediocre tracks that, while technically proficient, are ultimately forgettable. On songs like Summer Rain, his efforts yield results that are marginally pleasing, but his muted vocals leave much to be desired, particularly on duds such as Superstar. Simply put: This is a disappointingly inferior album from someone who has worked with enough talented folks to know better.
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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