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  • Boston had such a spectacular launch into pop music beginning with their self-titled debut album that they’ve set a high standard for themselves to live up to. Their 2nd and 3rd albums, although still very good, were each a cut below the previous album. The 1994 release “Walk On” was arguably as good as “Third Stage”, but alas, “Corporate America” resumes the slide. It’s not horrible; it’s just not that good. The attempt to diversify and contemporize the band’s sound doesn’t work because the songs are largely mediocre. In a nutshell, no hooks. Kimberly Dahme does have a very nice voice, and she certainly adds eye-candy to the group, but she’s a country vocalist. Nothing wrong with country, but it’s not why you buy a Boston album. The overall production values are still outstanding, but who cares when the songs are largely forgettable? Maybe Brad Delp’s voice isn’t quite what it used to be, but that’s no excuse for hiding it behind a lot of heavy instrumentation and group singing/harmony. Die-hard Boston fans will probably buy it; as I said, it’s not horrible. It’s just not Boston.

    Posted on February 27, 2010