Daughtry, Daughtry, DAUGHTRY!

“A menacing metal vibe runs through “There and Back Again” and “What I Want,” the latter featuring a cameo from Slash. But mostly the disc sounds like overproduced Nickelback, something we definitely don’t need.” (Grade: C) —The Boston Herald
(and this from a paper that constantly raked Taylor over the coals to make room for their rawk god. Ouch.)

“If the goal was to establish a niche within the narrower accessible hard-rock realm of Nickelback, Staind, Hinder, Seether, Fuel, Shinedown or 3 Doors Down, well, overall, he succeeded. But he still hasn’t come up with the distinctive, career-making Kryptonite or Broken or How You Remind Me that will stand out in the crowd. I’m surprised by how commercial he was apparently aiming to make the album sound; now let’s see if it actually is commercial.”USA Today

“‘Daughtry’ falls in line with discs by 3 Doors Down and Nickelback, but with Daughtry’s strong vocals (especially on “Breakdown”), versatile guitar sounds and strong melodies, his group already surpasses the latter.” (Three stars)The Charlotte Observer

Not a CD review, but Valleywag, website of the technorati, gives us this little blurb regarding Yahoo!’s Christmas party:

“You’d have thought that, if an internet company spent a billion dollars trying to make it in Hollywood, there would be at least one perk: a decent entertainer at the corporate Christmas party. In previous years, Yahoo’s booked cool bands like Flaming Lips and Ozomatli. The star attraction this year, at Yahoo’s December 9th shindig at the San Mateo Expo Center? Baldie singer Chris Daughtry, who crashed out of this year’s American Idol in fourth place. It’s a terrible disappointment, says a disgruntled Yahoo.”

Well, to be fair, this is probably less a knock on Daughtry personally and more a down-the-nose gripe at the entire Idol franchise.

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