Chicago: 19 (1988)

chicago 19By Scott Goldfine

Pleasant but unengaging pop is what you’ll find on Chicago’s new LP “19.” The boys from the Windy City sport a new producer who gives them an overly slick wall-of-sound style that can’t mask the lack of catchy hooks. The goal was a harder-edged appeal, but this disc is likely to further cement their adult contemporary appeal.

Top tunes: “Come in From the Night,” “Victorious.”

GRADE: C-

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