It’s (almost) official.

You might want to wait until the official SoundScan numbers come out to pop those champagne corks, but according to salestracker Hits Daily Double, 301,089 copies of DAUGHTRY were sold this week.

Whether it was the Black Friday/Cyber Monday push (Chris had a fab release date), the general popularity of Nickelback-y music, or the rebellion of the Chrisaholics and the Daughtry Gang…WOW. Those are some amazing numbers. Congrats to Chris and the band!

But just because I don’t want Daughtry’s head to get too big, here’s one more not-so-friendly review:

“The debut from former American Idol semifinalist Chris Daughtry makes one thing clear: Homeboy loves to rock. Unfortunately, Daughtry shares a weakness for emotional overspill with his fellow Idol alums. He wields his gruff, hair-flailing voice like a spandex-clad star on mammoth arena fare like “There and Back Again” and sleazy near-metal songs such as “What I Want,” a rave-up featuring Slash on guitar. But Daughtry gives in to bombast on a series of giant, aching near-ballads, including “Over You” and “Gone,” a dark, Nickelback-worthy cut that includes lines like “The day you turned on me is the day I died.” Daughtry gets points for not courting soccer moms, but just because he can howl like a motherfucker doesn’t mean he’s not a cheeseball.”Rolling Stone


1 Response to “It’s (almost) official.”

  1. 1 Bobo (aka:Billie) November 28, 2006 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks for the addy Kat…..looking forward to some good reading!

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What the kids are sayin’

"I hate them all. The judges, TPTB, the blatant manipulation, the songs, the contestants, everything. I'm a die-hard Cook fan, but for the love of god, at least try to look like you're enjoying yourself up there! Please? Syesha was awesome but she ruined it by being completely shameless and disgusting. Yes, being on American Idol is exactly like the civil rights movement, except for the part where you're fighting to make the world a better place."

"All I can say after the disgusting display tonight of favoritism towards the mediocrity that is David A. - good luck trying to market and make money off of that kid, American Idol. (Not to mention good luck dealing with his father.) All the teeny boppers may buy up his American Idol coronation single, but they will quickly forget about him before the album comes out. And I shudder to think of a David A. album - song after song of unrelenting sameness and heavy breathing. Why they are pimping him for the win is beyond me."

"This show was simply a hot buttered mess tonight. And Jason "needs to be arrested for what he did to I Shot the Sheriff. But I hope he stays. He amuses me. "

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