nick lachey SoulO (Universal) Rating: NN
Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees, aka the other other boy band, is best known as the guy who married Jessica Simpson, hardly the best position to be in when launching a solo career, or SoulO career if you really must. And, like his vapid-eyed wife, Lachey is as cloying and apple-pie as can be. His songs are about falling in love, cherishing (Jessica, I imagine) each day till he dies, saying goodbye to heartache, carrying on, etc, and the music is canned adult contem-pop-orary. It's just hard to believe this guy is so darned squeaky clean and earnest. I mean, gosh oh golly gee. Diabetics and hyperactive children should steer way clear of this sugar-coated record.