Jonny B wrote:...I'm never sold on any contestant of American Idol. I believe the show is nothing more than the opportunity for fans to vote in the puppets who will dangle on the strings of the big monicker record companies.
Nikki McKibbin was able to cut her strings before any album could be cut out, but her solo stuff didn't impress me one bit. After that, I had little hope that decent rock could come out of the show.
But now Kelly has taken a similar route, in that she is no longer dangling on strings. I borrowed her new cd to check it out, but still I'm not completely sold. There is definitely indication that she is no longer singing to what she is told to sing. But I feel this is more of a transitional album. There are still a few Avril Lavigne-isms that I don't particularily care for. But there are also some great pure rockers that makes me want to listen to her.
I especially love 'Haunted.' This is probably the closest to an American-bred Evanescence-style song I've heard so far.
Perhaps there's hope for female rock in America yet.
As for Avril-isms? Ummmmmm....WTF is that?!? Have you listened to Avril's new CD? It's full of cute, upbeat songs that mirror some ska/garage punk bands we used to go see when I was 12 and never left the house without my etnies, some rubber bracelets, and a whole lot of eyeliner. Even the balads are not deep or laced with any emotion to speak of...........she's happy! She's still doing the things the industry wants her to do, and she's still the semi rock, glam girl princess.
Penny wrote:I'm not much into those Idol shows either, but.... Ari Koivunen won the show in Finland and he is very good. He's had a heap of very talented guys writing songs for his debut album and from what I've heard so far it will go to number one pretty fast in Finland.
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