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Holding My Breath

September 24, 2013 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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OK. Let's get this out of the way: I'm absolutely obsessed with this man's music, his exquisite piano-playing, his highly relatable lyrics and his fine looks (yes, I know he's married with a young child -- sue me for being imperfect!! :D). I own all of the main studio albums. I bought the first 2 used and the rest I've bought brand new.

Anyhoo, now that I painted you my obsessive picture I will say that the first couple of times I heard this album I honestly thought it was overly depressing -- even for Jon! And honestly, even though it's grown on me immensely since I bought it I do still find it a bit of a downer. "Above The Radio" (one of my absolute favorites), "Hallelujah", "Anybody Else" and "Oh" are the most upbeat songs on the album. That's 4 out of 12. The album is completely uneven in variety of mood. The rest of the songs are generally moody mid or down-tempos.

As far as the good though there is a lot to compliment the album on. The lyrics are often very, very good, the piano-playing is excellent at its most complex (you know -- those complicated, catchy compositions) and the songs have heart to them. If there were just 2 more upbeat songs on the album it really would have made the sound a bit more tolerable on the first couple of listens. However, I can't complain too much; I did end up LOVING the album anyway! I guess it was just kind of a shock.

The album is pretty amazing though and I don't feel there are any fillers whatsoever. Vocals are definitely good and in the aforementioned "Oh" Jon uses his really high upper register like he last did on "Beating My Heart" his lead single from 2008's album OK Now.
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By Ben on September 24, 2013
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Great songs! Jon has managed to grow over the years without losing the sound and feeling we loved in the beginning. I can only imagine his mp3 sells will not be what they should because Amazon and ITunes have misspelled his last name. Should be McLaughlin not McLaughin. It took me a while to find it but I am glad I did.
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Jon Mclaughlin has always been a second-rate pop star, but one I've very much enjoyed listening to in the past. "Industry" is a favorite song, and he can usually be found on my iPod when I'm not making room for John Meyer, Sara Bareilles (with whom he's collaborated very nicely) and other singer/songwriters I like just a little bit more. That said, "Holding My Breath" is second-rate Jon McLaughlin, which makes for a very dull listening experience. First of all, the album is far too ballad heavy, each one more ponderous than the next. And what up-tempos there are just don't grab me much. Ultimately, when I want my McLaughlin fix, the tracks on "Holding My Breath" aren't the ones to which I'll be gravitating.
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I am a huge Jon McLaughlin fan and I love his music, but I found this CD to be a snooze fest. All 12 songs sound the same to me, boring. My favorite albums are 'Indiana' and 'Promising Promises' both 5 star albums in my opinion. I was really looking forward to listening to his new stuff, man was I disappointed. After reading the other customer reviews here I thought I couldn't go wrong. Do yourself a favor, listen to a few samples of the songs before you buy it. I wish I had.
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I have been an Amazon customer for well over a decade and this is my first written review ever! That’s how blown away I am! This man is incredibly GIFTED!!! Jon McLaughlin is one of my all time favorite artists and he has really out done himself this time. Beautiful arrangements…. heartfelt lyrics… uplifting vocals… need I say more? What an amazing album!!!! I wish I could give it more STARS! Please listen to his other work as well!!!
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I've been a fan of Jon McLaughlin ever since I heard "Human" in an episode of Scrubs. His first album is good, and his second album decidedly forced and manufactured...I lost touch with Jon McL for a little while there...until I saw him open for Billy Joel this February. I was so excited to see that he was the opening act and even more excited to hear that he's even better in person than on record. Since then, I've been listening to both "Promising Promises" and "Holding My Breath" and I'm not even remotely tired of any of them. I'll admit "Holding My Breath" took me a couple of listens to grow on me, but the same is true for a lot of music I ultimately end up loving (and I'm admittedly not much of a ballad fan, but even the ballads have beautiful melodic swells that keep me interested). "Above the Radio," "Hallelujah," "Anybody Else," and "Oh!" definitely stand out as my favorites on this album, and "Imaginary Tea" is just such a sweet song about his daughter--and I love the harmonica interludes! It's amazing to me that Jon McLaughlin is not more well-known in this industry, but I sincerely hope that opening for Billy broadened his audience base just a little bit. If you haven't seen him live--do it. You'll love him that much more, I promise.
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More Jon and less production makes for a wonderful listening adventure. The lyrics are intense and the melodies effortlessly intriguing. Of course the voice and piano are excellent as always, but with less production you hear them more.
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