Finishing fourth place in the TV mega-hit American Idol was only the beginning for Chris Daughtry. Finding the shoes with the perfect fit, Daughtry's self-titled debut delivers song after song of alternative and adult-rock glory! There's something about Chris's voice that is intensely captivating – perhaps it's his blend of smooth and grunge vocal tones that's so appealing. Moreover, Daughtry incorporates a little bit of everything for rock lovers - from adult rock power-ballads like the smash-hit "Home" and "Gone" to the near-metal sounds of "What I Want" and "There And Back Again." One thing remains clear throughout one's journey through "Daughtry" - this album was built to produce radio-hit after radio-hit. Inevitably, this means that there's not much that's innovative or pioneering for those who like bands who take music to new heights. Nevertheless, this album quenches any thirst for great rock anthems with powerful lyrics and memorable song structures!
-Xavier P. (for RadioIndy.com)