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Baptized – Daughtry | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic

Baptized – Daughtry | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic.

When Chris Daughtry was on American Idol, I was pissed that he didn’t make it to the finals, but I was anxious to see what he did after leaving the show and being offered the gig as the front man for his then favorite band “Fuel”. When he turned that down to form his own band I wondered if his music was going to translate well to mainstream Rock ,  and Post grunge type charts.

His first self entitled Album..was Simply AWESOME!…front to back the album was chock full of hit singles. You have to respect a guy that has a really great talent for writing his own music and lyrics. The Band really  started to develop a STRONG following and huge success  in the world of Hard Rock / Pop music. The music certainly had edge to it, and many songs just simply kicked some serious ass. He wrote songs with Slash, Fuel’s Carl Bell, 3 Doors Down’s Brad Arnold, Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas, and used Howard Benson as a producer. This formula resulted in the first album selling over 4 million units. The next 2 albums followed the same basic formula, heavy guitar , big hooks, lots of melody, and strong lyrical story like songs. The second album dropped in sales to a 1.3 million and the third album went Gold.  although some of the declining sales can definitely be attributed to the Music Market changing in a major way, to a market much more suited to the single as opposed to album sales. His first 2 albums debuted at number one on the billboard 200 and the third album at number 8. To date he has sold well over 7 million albums combined and 22.6 million digital tracks.

Now…that’s not something just any artist can do. Obviously people loved Chris and the band music. I am included, I’m a huge fan of the first three albums. There was no bullshit on the albums, just straight ahead hard rock / almost metal / Melodic rock tunes that really were easy to relate to. The band kicked ass on all the albums, Musically the band is also very talented as their front man is. The formula worked and I looked forward to each release.

Now he released the fourth album called baptized. They added a synth player, made everything in the background sound like its programmed instead of played. All the drum tracks sound as if they were coming from a drum machine rather then an actual set. IMO the album has no balls, All the songs are almost folk/pop driven instead of rock /Pop. DAUGHTRY definitely purposely decided that he wanted this album to sound softer , and poppier than the previous albums. Now don;t get me wrong, I’m all for trying new things, and even switching directions a little bit to move with market and keep your sound relevant. I had NO problems getting through the first three albums from a listening standpoint any one of the first 3 can be put on and set to play until the album is done because they are that good. Although Chris’s voice can make you have some ear fatigue after a while , it kind of all sounds the same , the songs were still strong. This album is a total cop out. Its like he said hey guys I think I want to take any balls that this album may have and throw them out. I really don’t know how anyone that’s a big Daughtry fan can say they are happy with this release. I was thoroughly disappointed  in everything that this album represents. For a guy that really Prided himself on staying true to who he is from way back to the Idol performances, someone or Something must have really got in your head this time because this is not The Daughtry I know and am a fan of. I am really hoping that this is NOT the direction Daughtry continues to go in and gets back to the winning Formula that had them selling over 7 million albums worldwide. I’ll hang on for another release giving them a chance to Redeem themselves. Read the article above to hear some samples of the new tunes .

Kayne West “Yeezus” IS WACK!!! ..and Not Hip Hop

Lets be real here, First off this Dick riding DJ “Ebro” from Hot 97  is out of his ever loving mind. He states that Kayne’s album saved hip hop????? What a joke! This dude OBVIOUSLY eatin to much Molly, the album is NOT hip hop!! Its some electronica house bullshit with a dude rhyming over the music. Is this Kayne’s Vision of where Hip hop should be? Where its going or what the “NEW” Hip hop will be? If that is the case, I’m officially no  longer a Hip Hop fan.

I’m all for pushing the boundaries of Hip Hop and what Hip Hop is, especially with today’s current Bubblegum rap artists and all the music sounding like it came straight from the ATL. I’m personally so Sick of every rapper in the world thinking they sound good over a dirty south type track.

I come from the 80’s and 90’s from Hip hop’s birth to the Golden age of hip hop where artists like De la Soul, Tribe called quest and even one hit wonders like Digable Planets or Arrested development pushed the boundaries of what we thought hip hop was at the time. That being said , I’m also a huge fan of Hip hop Producers. Speaking from a production standpoint, I will say That Kayne is one of the best to have ever done it. I respect what he has added to the game and his determination on pushing it to the limit. I can say I respect Kayne’s art, but to turn around and label it hip hop or to put it out and say this is whats hot just because he made it….. is WACK!

I have never been a huge fan of Kayne’s Music, although some of what he has done has been really dope! This album Yeezus is just not HIP HOP! It has NO enduring qualities that any hip hop classic has. No hot beats, No really dope Lyrics,and certainly no East Coast flavor. If you like your Rhymes Spit over some electronic music then this is your album. Can i jump in my ride and bump this album as a hot hip hop album?…..NO…..I can play J coles new album and I can bump Prodigy and Alchemist. At least those albums are loyal to the game!

Kayne hasn’t saved shit!…..and this shit that EBRO talkin is a joke too!…..ROCK BOX is one of the sickest songs EVER created by rick rubin and Run Dmc, and this dude is comparing it to Kayne’s Experimental Egotistical New wave electronic Hip hop??  I personally can’t wait till Jay Z drops his new Joint and Eminem drops his because if Saving hip hop was left to Kayne west, HE KILLED it, chewed it up, and spit it out like he did with this wack album that has thecnerve to have a jesus reference for his title. More evidence that this dude and his ego need to get grounded and back to his hip hop roots and what made him a hip hop fan to begin with. This album is not that!……Yeezus is WACK and Not hip hop in any form!!

Do you have an opinion on the album?……PLEASE let me know what you think!

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below are some quotes from the people about this album on YouTube and Thisis50.COM

  • deltrae3 4 hours ago

    Okay…. SO! The album’s production I THOUGHT was great! Other than that, when it comes to the lyrical content, it wasn’t great at all… I mean, once again, it was more of him stroking his ego, WHICH is getting tiring. If this album was supposed to be great, then he shoulda been rapping about shit OTHER than his ego. My point of view? It wasn’t bad nor good. Plus people are already doing this, so no what he’s doing is NOT new at all in hip hop…

  • TheOmerShow

    TheOmerShow 4 hours ago

    It was great, every album of his are unique and different from his previous albums…

    anyone who says it sucks… u suck

  • Dre Lee

    Dre Lee 5 hours ago

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  • PLEAZ1

    PLEAZ1 5 hours ago

    Ebro is d1ckriding harrrrrrrrrdddddd , Kanye was brave for tryin something different but truth be told .. “It Didn’t Work” , it ain’t just lyrics that make a good album its the combination of that with “The Beats” in which you spit over. The production is what let this down big time, .. Y’all will see the difference on July 4th MCHG !!!

  • Candace Montgomery

    Candace Montgomery 7 hours ago

    The album is just not good. The lyrical content is average at best. The production is unfocused and unorganized but I’m sure it well be shoved down the peoples throat. Would this album be considered good if this was Kanye’s first album. If someone else put it out? If the answer is no, then it is not a classic. Should have been released as an EP, a warm-up before the real album.

    This is people

    Comment by RedDead yesterday
    This d*ck-riding f*g needs to get off Kanye’s d*ck already. I liked everything by Kanye from College Dropout to MBDTF(except 808), and even I admit this album is wack.
    Not a big fan of him shouting like a retard on a mic with mediocre lyrics, and the production is just okay at most.
    People just need to stop riding this guy’s d*ck and stop thinking of him as a god lol. I swear half of you d*ck-riders would literally suck his d*ck if he asked
    Comment by The kid yesterday
    That album is trash this f*** boy don’t no what he’s talking about J Cole s*** is hotter
    Comment by dodo brown yesterday
    Comment by MafiaMuzik(Producer) yesterday
    THE ALBUM PRODUCTION JUST DONT SOUND HOT!! PERIOD. HOT is Hot No matter what genre it is! And YEEZUS just DONT SOUND HOT! It Dont! Its Not a Hip Hop Issue its a Head Bop’n Issue
    Comment by MafiaMuzik(Producer) yesterday
    The Album is Trash I Mean The Rhymes Dope But The Production is Some MOLLY Music Techno Robotic Spacely Sprocket Euro B*******.No Head Knockers.Too Far outside the lines to consider that Hip Hop.I mean Hot 97 got a Job to Do I respect that Too But Ebro Crazy!!! But Like Outkast! Give it a Week or two to grow on ya Kanye deserves that much respect From the Fans!!!
    Comment by Trend Saga yesterday
    I like how nobody here post anything on anybody else music, or mentions anybody else music, but want to trash Ye all day. You n***** only listen to the radio fam or else you wouldn’t be posting 5 comments that say the same thing. As far as complaining about the genre, I won’t even get into it. Just watch “Woodstock”. Or research the most famous rock bands influences. S*** goes a lot deeper than Run DMC fam. Hip Hop don’t need saving, the audience just don’t know wtf they listening too. The wack s*** on the radio is irrefutable proof of that.
    Comment by joey yesterday
    Comment by D.Money yesterday
    I’m not even gonna check this vid out due to the fact that it says his album saved hip hop…Ctfu!

Black Sabbath, ’13’ | Album Reviews | Rolling Stone

I started listening to this album today, Definitely worth the listen!….Anything that Rick Rubin involves himself in when it comes to bands trying to recapture their early sounds, Is usually insane! Look what he did for Metallica on death Magnetic!

Black Sabbath, ’13’ | Album Reviews | Rolling Stone.


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