Edwin McCain's seventh studio effort, Lost in America, features more of the heartfelt, adult contemporary rock he's become known for. Falling somewhere between the classicist melodic pop of Matthew Sweet and the more contemporary songcraft of Train, McCain has a knack for mixing melodies and lyrics that hark back as much to the workman-like aesthetic of '60s Brill Building pop as it does to '70s singer/songwriters. While nothing on Lost in America stands out as much as his biggest hit, "I'll Be," off his 1999 album Messenger, fans of that song should find much to like here. Notably, such jangly, evocative, and emotionally resonate tunes as "The Kiss," "My Mystery," and "Losing Tonight" are immediately likeable.
AllMusic Review by Matt Collar