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One of those albums you shouldnt like, but you do anyway!,
This review is from: Rock Star Supernova [Australian Import] (Audio CD)
Well i was glued to the TV series mainly for its showcase of great musicianship. I wasn't anticpating much from this album, but after listening to it i am impressed. There are some excellent songs on from Lukas Rossi's anthem Headspin to my personal favourite track Be Yourself (And 5 Other Cliches).
1. It's On - 7.5/10 - A great track to listen to whilst sitting in the sun, definately a summer track, a great sing a long a chorus. A solid start to the album.
2. Leave The Lights On - 7/10 - Starts with a bluesy riff, introduces some nice QOSTA-esk piano in the chorus. Rossi's voice really shines on this voice delievering a ''sexy'' vocal. Trails off towards the end.
3. Be Yourself (And 5 Other Cliches) - 8/10 - On of the best songs on the album. Some excellent guitar from Gilby Clake and a great sing along chorus again, borrowing the Ramones use of Hey and Ho.
4. It's All Love - 7/10 - A solid ballad, something you would hear in the background of a teen drama (One Tree Hill, maybe?). Another good track.
5. Can't Bring Myself to Light This Fuse - 5/10 - The album at it's weakest. Rock Star Supernova attempting Coldplay. Not good, but listenable.
6. Underdog - 6.5/10 - Handclaps time! Viewers of the show will recognise this one, for its instrumental version's use on the VTs. Another solid song.
7. Make No Mistake... This Is the Take - 7/10 - A heavier offering on the album, a great chorus, which will get in your head.
8. Headspin - 8/10 - Another of the best tracks, such a heartfelt song, which you can lose yourself in. I prefer this version to the orginal recording of it.
9. Valentine - 6.5/10 - This is one is basiclly Underdog and Be Yourself combined at the beginned. Does not seem too good on the first listen but as the song unfolds the message begins to shine through.
10. Social Disgrace - 6/10 - Another one of the heavy tracks on the album. Rossi doesnt make enough use of his faslsetto on this one, and woudl beinfit more if he recorded another set of vocals over the top.
11. The Dead Parade - 7.5/10 - The gospel singers at the start may make you look at this one as shady, but as the song progresses it charms and is a good track.
Overall this is a good album. It may get panned for it's ''Reality TV Origins'' but it is worth a listen. Its solid, by no means is it groundbreaking music like Arcade Fire, but it is not bad.