To his credit, Jeff Timmons had a hand in every aspect of this, his solo debut.
To his credit, Jeff Timmons had a hand in every aspect of this, his solo debut. Indeed, the founder of defunct pop group 98 is a songwriter, producer and musician. His ambition is commendable, but Timmons bit off more than he could chew. Simply put, "Whisper That Way" is a poorly produced, monotonous album. (Somehow, even AC mainstay Jim Brickman got mixed up in the whole process; he guests on "Be the One.") The strongest song, by far, is the title track, which, not surprisingly, is the lead single. It is co-written and co-produced by relative newcomer David Stenmarck (Westlife), who displays much potential.—KK