Review : Josh Kelley - Special Company
RollingstonesShe's so damn pretty" — got it. "She's unbelievably sexy" — right. "Moonlight loves the shape of her body/As shadows dance on the sheets below me" — enough already, Sex Panther. That's just the first few minutes of the title track of Josh Kelley's new album, his first since becoming Mr. Katherine Heigl — just another heartwarming tale of a folkie dork and the Hollywood leading lady who loves him. Best wishes to the newlyweds and all, but these sensitive musking-up ballads might be better left behind closed doors, since all of them capture the essence of "ick." "Special Company" may be the grodiest, with a melody nicked from the White Stripes' "Blue Orchid" and a rap interlude at the end. But it has stiff competition from "Two Cups of Coffee" ("This ship is sailing/One more night till I collide into my lady") and "Masterpiece" ("Kissin' those lips got me feeling freaky inside"). Kelley's better at the faux-Eddie Vedder moments than the faux-Al Green moments, but in either mode, he sure does hambone it up, never failing to let you know he's touching a special, special lady in the right, right way. Not since Dave Matthews urged you to pull up your skirt and show him your world has there been such egregious seductive vocalizing, though even Matthews could do better than "Cheers to you, honey, because you look so money."...full text
Musicmp3Josh Kelley does not limit himself with any stylistic frames
Known to the greatest part of the audience as the husband of a Hollywood star Katherine Heigl singer and songwriter Josh Kelley is in fact enjoying the success among all who love sincere and beautiful music for quite a long time. Having released his first collection with his younger brother Charles at the age of 14 this 28 year old artist has achieved great heights today. He has produced himself his third creation Just Say The Word, that came out in June 2006 and this year releases a new record called Special Company. This is the first work since Josh married Katherine, and it is quite probable that happiness still goes on inspiring him. Obviously Josh Kelly does not limit himself with any stylistic frames for the songs on Special Company vary from joyful pop rock to heartfelt soul, and jazz and rock elements are also present here. Naturally the record's main topic has become love, and the plots for his songs the singer takes straightly from life for his muse is now always near him....full text
MetrospiritAUGUSTA, GA. - I just wanted to listen to the new Josh Kelley CD, “Special Company.” So I popped it into my computer’s CD drive at work. And thus began my odyssey-like attempt to listen to actual music.
When you put in the new CD by the Augusta-born Kelley, the program takes you to a “members only” website with special features. Once there, you discover that Kelley has branched out from the John Mayer-esque soft rock that will hit the “Delilah” show much faster than I think Kelley realizes.
Kelley has added documentary filmmaking to his resume. There’s a special feature called “Monuments, Moments & Beer,” in which Kelley and his various degrees of unshaven guises attempts to give us a global tour of super exotic places — like Manheim, England, and a random green field in Germany — all with a bottle of beer in his hand....full text
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