Bobby Gosh

Love Stories

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The music industry truly is a fickle place, and acclaimed songwriter Bobby Gosh is a very good example of that. Love Stories has catchier songs and better lyrics than most singer/songwriter adult contemporary albums released around the same time, yet it barely made a dent. And the reason it barely made a dent is quite obvious from the first track, which reveals Gosh's idiosyncratic voice. He sings with a husky croon that wavers as he enunciates his lyrics far more clearly than he has to. This isn't a bad thing, in fact it compliments his material nicely. But this unusual singing style is obviously the reason why he hasn't gathered a bigger following, and that seems like a shame. It isn't like these are up to his work with Paul Anka, but there is something to be said for writing memorable love ballads, and he obviously has a very strong talent for that. Any adventurous adult contemporary fans should really give this a chance, there are some really sweet and amiable tracks here that showcase an undiscovered talent. Just be warned that his voice is unique enough to turn off some listeners, so a sample of the music might be necessary before purchasing this album.

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