He's no Kelly Clarkson, but at least Blake Lewis has made his mark by co-writing twelve of the songs on this album. The mix may best be described as eclectic, and you'll probably have to listen to the album a few times to get a feel for it, but I think you'll find a few tracks here to make this worth your while.
Hint: This album sounds best through headphones with the volume turned up.
The tracks that deserve a comment are:
1. Break Anotha - A little techno, a little beat-boxing, a little funk, but all held together with a great beat. A good choice for the first single.
2. Gots To Get Her - An updated tribute to "Puttin' on the Ritz"
3. How Many Words - Nice melody and a comfortable vocal range for him
4. Surrender - The one he didn't co-write. All around radio-friendly song with an eighties feel.
5. Without You -Arguably one of the best songs on the album, if you like eighties ballads, that is.
6. End of the World - A mid-tempo track suited to his vocal range, with a swelling chorus. This would make a good single
7. 1000 Miles - Nothing to do with the Vanessa Carlton song, and won't be as big a hit, but well worth a listen anyway
8. I Got U - Another mid-tempo track to end the album. Sounds boy-band-ish.
The song titles may make an English teacher faint, but you can't accuse Blake Lewis of not being himself on this album.