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The first half of the opening cut, “Gather Round,” reveals that fifth-season American Idol runner-up Elliott Yamin is still obsessed with '70s soul. Yet the rhythms on his third studio album groove with a bounce that has more in common with current retro-soul trends. The title track is a slower jam that simmers on seductive rhythms, vintage jazz piano tones, windchimes, and a horn section mixed to recall AM radio gold. Throughout, Yamin’s confident crooning takes center stage. Over a strolling strut that recalls early Hall & Oates moments, his voice breaks up in the higher registers with a near–Stevie Wonder timbre. Had Bell Biv DeVoe grown up on old Donnie Hathaway and Bobby Starr vinyl, its “Poison” might have sounded a lot more like Yamin’s. If the wah-wah pedal becomes the new cowbell, it will have been Yamin’s fault. There’s plenty of it in the funky “Downtown,” providing a flared denim strut, while “Enough Love” wah-wahs like the Shaft theme song.

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Fun, Fresh and Funky!!

I’ve been a fan of Elliott’s voice since his season of “American Idol,” and I think this is his best project to date. These songs are such a great fit to his voice and style. It’s retro and fresh-sounding at the same time. My favorites are the slow-grooving title track, along with the sexy “Self Control” and the soulful “Virginia.” A couple of these tracks, “3 Words” (his current music video) and “Thinkin’ Bout You” have a more contemporary feel but still feel at home here. “Enough Love,” “I’ll Be That Bridge,” and “Gather Round” are really feel-good songs and are sure to perk you up. ”Downtown” and “Poison” are gritty and fun at the same time. All in all, the tracks complement each other nicely. It's so refreshing to hear new music that is free of auto-tuning and electronica -- real voices and real instruments. All I can say is if you love real music – GREAT music – then you need to buy this album!

Elliott Yamin is the true winner of American Idol!

What can I say? (and no surprise) Another great album from Elliott Yamin...the voice, the spirit, and a true talent!

Voice...still pristine

Arguably the best vocalist American Idol has ever had, Elliott Yamin puts forth another admirable effort, "Gather Round" is a fun, bounding song, while "3 Words" showcases his remarkable tenor range. Nice work Elliott!


Born: July 28, 1978 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Vocalist Elliott Yamin first gained recognition as the second runner-up on the fifth season of the reality show American Idol. Born in 1978 in Los Angeles to a painter father and former professional singer mother, Yamin eventually moved with his family to Richmond, VA, where he attended middle school and high school. Around the time he turned 14, Yamin's parents divorced, and thus began a period of some personal difficulty for the singer. Already close to 90 percent deaf in his right ear, Yamin was...
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