Hedley and Evanescence CD Reviews
Hedley is trying to make the leap from Canadian Idol to American rock stardom and Evanescence is trying to rise again in their second studio release. Find out if either disc is worth your hard-earned allowance cash.
Hedley - HedleyHedley is a small town in British Columbia, Canada that reportedly once went up for sale for the price of a small closet in New York. It's also a band from the Great White North that's trying to break away from its small town roots and find success State-side. This alt-rock quartet plays clever power pop songs punctuated by the occasional ballad (Gunnin, Saturday) and hard-rock anthem (Villain). Sure, Hedley is a little rough around the edges but it's sort of refreshing to hear a band that is about more than hair gel and studio effects. Definitely worth a listen.
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Hedley - Hedley Hot TracksVillain; Saturday
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Evanescence - The Open DoorHas the moody, sullen, goth-lite band had its day? Evanescence is about to find out. Its second studio release stays true to the formula that made the band successful in the first place - moodiness, moodiness and more moodiness. Of course some things have changed - like the fact that the moodiest component of Evanescence, Ben Moody, has left the band and that front-woman Amy Lee has become a bone fide rock star. She broods over this fact in Weight of the World (If you love me, then let go of me/ I won't be held down by who I used to be). The Open Door isn't a terribly interesting new album but it does stay true to Evanescence's roots. If you were a fan of Evanescence's earlier work, you're bound to dig The Open Door.
Evanescence - The Open Door Fun Facts
Evanescence - The Open Door Hot TracksCall Me When You're Sober, Lithium; Good Enough
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