January 11, 2007

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D. Christopher, A Moment of Your Time
Universal Records, 2006

Uncut soul-bubble celebrating the hopeless crush you believed had a chance when you were in your tweens. A one-man Boyz II Men, Christopher’s apparently come out of thin air with all these hooks, enough to fill an entire Now That’s What I Call Makeout R&B compilation or the like regardless of an almost reckless reliance on the monochromatic. Lyrically it can be summed up thusly: Babe, sit on the couch and let me rub your feet, and if I may, this little piggy went to market, tee hee. One could cite references like Al Jarreau and Otis Redding and they’d probably be true, but he’s through and through a ’90s pop-radio guy who at times could use a SWAT team surrounding him and demanding that he put the vocoder down, right now — it’s a fun little effect, but with a grain of studio ingenuity Christopher could have had guys like Pharrell peeking into the rearview. BE.W.S.