Released ten months after Lost Souls Like Us, this acoustic album features stripped-down versions of four songs from that record, as well as six other fan favorites from the Benjy Davis catalog. Davis has always favored an organic pop sound, with melodies that take their cues from campfire folk music and arrangements that rely heavily on the acoustic guitar. Accordingly, the songs on Sincerely rarely stray all that far from their original versions, and the absence of electric guitar is often the only difference between these tunes and their amplified source material. It’s nice to hear Johnny Pisano pluck away at the upright bass, though, and the inclusion of the affable title trick -- whose availability was previously restricted to the Amazon.com release of Lost Souls Like Us -- makes Sincerely an attractive package for fans.
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AllMusic Review by Andrew Leahey