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March 02, 2009
"Lucky One" Gets Great Reviews

Check out these great reviews from our friends for  "Lucky One", Raul's new album.

“With Lucky One, it's the listener who's lucky.” —ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP)

“He's among the last of a breed: a country stylist with finesse and brawn in equal measure, turning his laments into bittersweet valentines. B+” —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Malo's singing style is as riveting as Orbison's and as seductive as Sinatra's, and the new album tows a line between re-establishing his own credence as a songwriter and reflecting his reverence for his heroes.” —MIAMI NEW TIMES

“One of ten independent albums worth checking out in early 2009.” —CMT.com

“Most anticipated albums of ‘09.” —BLURT

“Every tune will give you goosebumps.” —VINTAGE GUITAR

“The real virtue of "Lucky One," as on all of his previous efforts, is Malo's voice, a full, rich tenor that conveys dramatic emotional sweep without gratuitously emotive technique. “ —BILLBOARD

“With his new album, Lucky One, due on Fantasy Records next year, Malo returns to his own songwriting with an adventurous set that swaggers through honky-tonk, zoot suit, and moments of smooth jazz and deep Latin soul, all propelled by Malo’s supple, Orbisonian vocals.” —AUSTIN CHRONICLE

“Both lush and earthy, the new album abounds in retro echoes but still maintains a contemporary freshness as Malo weaves together country, rock, R&B, jazz and Latin.” —PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

“Malo has included something that should appeal across his equally broad spectrum of fans.” —HOUSTON PRESS

“The ease with which Malo carries himself on the album makes it a pleasure.” —OFFBEAT

“It plays to Malo's strengths: Hollywood-style Afro-Cuban songs, Tex-Mex stompers, romantic ballads, countrypolitan honky-tonk. He ain't reinventing the wheel, but he sure can roll it smooth.” —CHICAGO READER

“Lucky One, finds him fully shedding his musical shackles. It draws from his deep love of jazz, Latin, rock and country.” —METROMIX (Washington, D.C.)

“With Lucky One, his self-penned songs are the perfect match for his epic vocals.” —MUSIC CONNECTION

“Raul Malo can sing the heck out of a song, and on "Lucky One" producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) couches the artist's first set of original material in seven years in taut, muscular arrangements that evoke classic pop sounds while still leaving The Voice front-and-center. And it's a thrill to hear his heart break.” —IOWA CITY PRESS-CITIZEN