Wow, what a great cd this is! I am not a huge fan of American Idol, but something caught my attention when I was flipping through channels one night during Chris Daughtry's season. Daughtry was singing a Fuel song at the moment, and it was good enough that I watched the rest of the season to see his performances every week.
I think it is a good thing that he didn't win American Idol, because it gave him the creative freedom to put a cd like this for his first release! It definitely has that "rocker" feel to it, but there are some ballads that offset the hard edge. The lyrics are all very easy to understand, and I appreciate good "storytelling" in song lyrics, and that is very evident in these songs.
Talent is no question when you listen to this cd- the band sounds great, and lead singer Chris Daughtry is phenomenal- he has emotion without being overbearing, and he has a wonderful, almost enchanting, vocal tone. I really love this cd- it has been my current favorite since last Christmas when I purchased it, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone!