Probably more than ever in the history of rock, the early 21st century has marked an era where your looks are just as important as your music. And it doesn't take 20/20 vision to see that Todd Carey is sure to make female teen pop fans of swoon with his mix of good looks and pop hooks, especially on his 2007 effort, Watching Waiting. Think a mix of John Mayer and Dave Matthews, and you're not far off from the style that Carey specializes in. It also turns out that Carey is one heck of an emotional gentleman, whether it be using the "'f' word" while describing a relationship gone sour on "Back Off Baby" or baring his soul on the ballads "Watching Waiting" and "King of Cliché." And the acoustic guitar funk of the album opening "Ain't Got Love" is a sticky sweet pop tune that sounds custom-made for the top of the pop charts. Craving easy-to-digest pop tunes with a witty edge? Todd Carey may be your man with Watching Waiting.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato