More reviews/opinions/squeeing

“The pride of Birmingham, Ala., means well with his juke-joint cliches and Memphis horns, but seriously dude: When you sample Ray’s What’d I Say and Marvin’s Ain’t That Peculiar IN THE SAME SONG, you’re begging to get slapped. This guy “borrows” from so many people, I swear I saw a picture of my wallet in the liner notes.” (Grade: C) — (they recommend downloading “Dream Myself Awake” and “The Right Place”)

“The question is not whether Taylor Hicks can sing, but what he would sing on his anticipated major-label debut. Hicks, the grey-haired, fatherly looking winner of this year’s American Idol contest, has an impressive, expressive voice, but would the honchos behind this milquetoast franchise water down his talents as they did every other Idol-related release? Not this time; Hicks sticks to soul territory on what is one of the best AI releases to date. The Alabama native is one of the few contestants to pursue a rockier, blue-eyed soul direction, and unlike recent flops from Bo Bice and Chris Daughtry, Hicks’s Motown-lite is full of homespun heart. Hordes will write him off immediately, but open minds will be handsomely rewarded.”–


5 Responses to “More reviews/opinions/squeeing”

  1. 1 ROBING46 December 13, 2006 at 1:32 pm

    Excuse me, but where did you get the impression that Bo had a flop! You need to recheck your information.

  2. 2 idolicious December 13, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    I think that’s calling Bo a flop, not me.

    And his first album sucked so hard that “Bice” became a verb, meaning, essentially, to screw someone over bigtime. But it’s pretty common knowledge that “The Real Thing” was dictacted by the lable, not by Bo himself, and I eagerly await an album on which Bo, an incredibly talented performer, is allowed to shine and to be true to himself.

  3. 3 Linda Mahaney December 14, 2006 at 9:44 am

    Chris Daughtrys new cd went platinum the first 3 weeks and it a remarkable cd. What planet are you from not to know that is selling off the shelves as fast as they can put them up. If you don’t like Daughtry say so but don’t put false info out there to try to assuage your opinion.

  4. 4 PayTheDevil January 6, 2007 at 4:15 am

    The Daughtry camp would take issue with his statements.

  5. 5 idolicious January 6, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    I take issue with the statements too (I think the guy was calling the album a CRITICAL flop, though), but it’s his review, not mine. Not my fault if his fans can’t recognize that.

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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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