Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Idol's Cook has potential on album


After winning FOX's American Idol's for his rocker style look and voice David Cook's self-titled debut (RCA Records) is out and here is the honest thing that I can say about it. I actually like the album.

Cook who along with Chris Cornell, Brian Howes and Cathy Dennis co-wrote nine songs from his debut Cook's voice has not lost its muster to have a growing potential of fans loving him (see, the Good Morning America performance?).

The first single "Light On" was co-written by one of rock music's most influential innovators, Chris Cornell, lead singer and songwriter for Soundgarden and Audioslave, and acclaimed producer/songwriter Brian Howes, who has worked with superstar rock bands such as Hinder and Puddle of Mudd.

But it was the track, "Time of My Life that gave Cook that edge and ultimate title of future star. However, I do beg to differ on the thing that seperate Cook from say, someone like, former Idol contestant Chris Daughtry, and that is the charisma that it takes for people to notice you for longer periods of time. What I mean it, Cook had that grunge look of a rocker, Daughtry was that rocker.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Friday, November 14, 2008

Upcoming CD Releases...


Produced by Grammy winning Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock), David Cook is a quality album full with radio hits.

Cook co-wrote nine songs from his debut, along with songwriters like Chris Cornell, Brian Howes & Cathy Dennis. The first single "Light On" was co-written by one of rock music's most influential innovators, Chris Cornell, lead singer and songwriter for Soundgarden and Audioslave, and acclaimed producer/songwriter Brian Howes, who has worked with superstar rock bands such as Hinder and Puddle of Mudd.


1. Declaration
2. Heroes
3. Light On
4. Come Back to Me
5. Life on the Moon
6. Bar-ba-sol
7. Mr. Sensitive
8. Lie
9. I Did It for You
10. Avalanche
11. Permanent
12. A Daily AntheM
13. The Time Of My Life(Bonus Track)



1. Something In Your Mouth
2. Burn It To The Ground
3. Gotta Be Somebody
4. I'd Come For You
5. Next Go Round
6. Just To Get High
7. Never Gonna Be Alone
8. Shakin' Hands
9. S.E.X.
10. If Today Was Your Last Day
11. This Afternoon

Look for reviews soon...

Sunday, November 02, 2008

The vampires shine in the 'Twilight'


Twilight is an action packed, modern day love story between a vampire and a human. Bella Swan (played by Kristen Jaymes Stewart) has always been a little bit different and when her mother sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesn't expect much of anything to change.

Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (played by Robert Thomas-Pattinson, who played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film), a boy unlike any she's ever met. Soon, Bella and Edward are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance. Like all vampires, he's immortal. But he doesn't have fangs, and he doesn't drink human blood.

1. Supermassive Black Hole (Muse)
2. Decode (Paramore)
3. Full Moon (The Black Ghosts)
4. Leave Out All The Rest (Linkin Park)
5. Spotlight(Twilight Mix) (MuteMath)
6. Go All The Way(Into The Twilight) (Perry Farrell)
7. Tremble For My Beloved (Collective Soul)
8. I Caught Myself (Paramore)
9. Eyes On Fire (Blue Foundation)
10. Never Think (Rob Pattinson)
11. Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Iron & Wine)
12. Bella's Lullaby (Carter Burwell)

To Edward, Bella is that thing he has waited 90 years for: a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy.

But what will Edward and Bella do when James, Laurent and Victoria, the Cullens' mortal vampire enemies, come to town, looking for her? This is the first movie from the book series from author Stephanie Meyer.

The series are currently some of the most popular books written for young adults, with sales exceeding 50 million copies worldwide since the Twilight debut in 2004 and more than 7.7 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. The fourth book in the series, Breaking Dawn, was released on August 2, 2008 and sold more than 1.2 million units on the first day.

As to the music for the film, it help when one has British band Muse with the inffectious hit, Supermasssive Black Hole from its album Black Holes & Revelations (Warner Bros. Records).

Rating: 4 out of 5