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Josh Groban's 'Stages' feels like a retreat at the Dolby Theatre

Josh Groban's 'Stages' feels like a retreat at the Dolby Theatre

It’s an indication of Josh Groban’s vocal prowess that his new album of lung-busting Broadway ballads feels a little like a cop-out.

Before he recorded “Stages,” which came out in April, the singer spent a few years venturing from the polished classical-crossover sound that made him a baby-faced sensation in the early 2000s. He’d grown bored with what he called a formula and turned to songwriting for the folky “Illuminations,” which he made with Rick Rubin, and the more rock-oriented “All That Echoes,” produced by Rob Cavallo.

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