Curtis Day (Asylum, 1996)
Reviewed by Jeffrey B. Remz
The hunk with hat category increases by one with Curtis Day's debut. And the 10-songs are pretty typical of most of the Hot New Country fare. Day has a pleasant enough sounding voice, showing he can sing ballads ("The Truth is Hard to Swallow") and uptempo songs ("Living Well Beyond My Means ") well enough, although he doesn't seem to quite live the songs he sings. The material, however, often borders on the trivial with many clunky lines. The lead-off "My Baby's Cookin'" borders on being cute, comparing women from around the country to his babe, but ultimately comes across as too cute. "The Cowboy Stomp"is the usual uptempo hot-stepping dance fare where the beat is all important in a seeming attempt to market Day to the dance crowd.You've heard it all before from the likes of John Michael Montgomery. This is not a bad album, but for listeners seeking something different, look elsewhere.