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Don Henley Returns With Inside Job Cd

Reviewing: Warner Bros Cd  |  Rating:
By nightwing on
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This is a good, but far from great, album by Don Henley. There are lots of songs that I really enjoy and that have really modern production to them, and other songs that simply bore me to tears.

Let's start with the bad stuff. Taking You Home is such a sappy song that I can barely even listen to it. Even worse are the slow songs My Thanksgiving and For my Wedding. These songs do nothing for me except make me reach for the fast forward button. They are just too boring, too ordinary, and too sappy for my tastes. Now that I think of it, I'd throw the song Goodbye to a River into this bunch as well.

Now for the good stuff. Inside Job is a great song and serves up Don Henley the way that I like him: passionate and angry. Damn It, Rose is a fun and moody song. And I am not totally against sappy song, when they are done well. In Everything is Different Now Don speaks of his mellowing and the love he has for his wife. but it does so in an engaging and fresh way, making for a great song.

I really wanted to like this album, but I just couldn't. There are a couple of great songs for me here, and that's it.