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Review: Javier Colon's 'Come Through For You'

By Jody Rosen, Rolling Stone
updated 10:06 AM EST, Tue December 13, 2011
"Come Through For You" is the newest album from "Voice" winner Javier Colon.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Javier Colon was the inaugural winner of NBC's hit talent contest "The Voice"
  • His pure-toned tenor voice sets him apart
  • "Come Through For You" features guest vocals from his "Voice" mentor Adam Levine

(Rolling Stone) -- The Voice, indeed.

Javier Colon, the inaugural winner of NBC's hit talent contest "The Voice," has several pop star assets-pretty face, megawatt smile, rakishly-angled trilby.

But it's his pure-toned tenor voice, sitting cozily between an old-fashioned soul croon and a Mayer-Mraz-style sensitive-dude simper, that sets him apart.

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"Come Through For You" is thoroughly catchy, from "Life is Getting Better" to "Stand Up," with guest vocals from his "Voice" mentor (and audible model) Adam Levine.

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The music is pro forma radio pop; the lyrics lean towards insipid inspiration. ("Good things come in spades/To those who wait.") But it's hard to be cynical about music this pleasantly well-sung.

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