Written on: 18/07/2005 by periwinklepixie (1 review written)
The four men brought together are very talented have great voices and are quite beautiful. The best thing I can say about their album is that they have beautiful orchestrations and arrangements. It'll make nice background music... just as long as its muddled and soft enough so that you don't have to endure those painful English lyrics.
Detatched singing mixed with mediocre at best lyrics that just aren't fluid and are just awkward to listen to. The lyics are worthy of an angsty teenage poet "pouring out his soul" and all that nonsense. Inspiration meter says: zero.
Um... can we all say manufactured opera-lite boy band? Everything about these four gents of Il Divo is so beyond MTV manufactured for the masses, it blows the mind. These four singers... or shall i say "divos" being that "Il Divo" means male diva. (I think we should give the dumboy who came up with THAT idea a good ol' thumbs up! Nothing says "I'm a Narcicistic A-hole" other than naming yourself as flippin "Divine Performers" pu-lease!) Not only do these men have no chemistry between them... they have even less originality. Riding the Josh Groban wave and hoping to steal a few of Groban's (a truly great performer) fans. The Corporate office thinks they can manufacture a bigger better cuter musical phenom than Groban... but they flop miserably. If your going to be a band, at least don't be one that had to be brought together by some corporate talent finders.
However, if you are looking for less than inspirational, lukewarm, and mindless music to play for music for that dinner party that your planning... go for it. Or better yet, suck it up and by a Josh Groban album, because what your getting is Josh Groban digested, filtered, and regurgitated and arranged a little to look appealing.