Teddy Jack's self-titled debut is unmemorable average pop/rock, diverse but ponderous and without anything of note to say. His vocals have a yearning, searching quality, but tend to be on the overwrought side and thin out as they reach toward the high notes. There's brooding modern guitar rock on "Don't Let Anything Bring You Down," a bit of a jazzy funk tinge to "Back Where We Started From," and earnest balladry on cuts like "Go Your Own Way" and "Fall This Far." At other points, like "Sheltered Life," the production aims for a big sound without much of a song to back up or justify the effort.
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AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger