Baptized - Daughtry
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  1. Nov 18, 2013
    70
    Daughtry has never allowed Daughtry to be silly before this record. This relative lightness makes a big difference--it also helps that the music itself is relatively nimble--and, ultimately, this turns Baptized into the best album he or his band has made.
  2. Nov 18, 2013
    50
    At times, the change is refreshing, yet too often he seems to think the world needs more songs evoking Train or Lifehouse.
  3. Nov 18, 2013
    50
    It [his voice] wants badly to roar but is given almost no opportunity to here apart from the savage “Traitor.” And so mostly, Mr. Daughtry is a caged animal on this album.
  4. Nov 19, 2013
    50
    The sound on Baptized somehow links U2 to Rascal Flatts, adding Springsteen stances in "Wild Heart." More unexpectedly, there's also a banjo shuffle.
  5. Nov 18, 2013
    20
    It sounds like Daughtry's been listening to a lot of Train and EDM, or at least the band's manager has, because the tempos are a bit peppier than the normal plodding 80bpm post-grunge yawning we're used to, and all of it is slathered with super-slick, edge-sanding modern-pop production, including the surprisingly liberal use of Auto-Tune.
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  1. Nov 19, 2013
    10
    When I first heard 'Waiting for Superman', I noticed that it had a different sound than Daughtry's usual stuff, but I loved it and couldn't wait to hear the album. This album does have a kind of pop/folk vibe to it, but Chris still has a rock music voice and it stands out in this album. He is a fantastic singer and songwriter. There isn't a bad track on this album. There is a decent amount of potential singles on this album, so I'll be looking forward to when they are released as singles. This could possibly be their best album to date. Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2013
    9
    Ok. First off, I think most of the professional "critics" are over thinking it and have no clue what they are talking about. This is easily his best overall work to date. A different sound that what you may be used to from him but a welcome change. Great, fun, and catchy music. And as always his voice is still one of the best in the business. Expand
  3. Nov 20, 2013
    5
    I think this is a very disappointing album by Daughtry. It's obvious that they were trying to do something different, but the problem is that it sounds too similar to bands like Lifehouse or Maroon 5. Seriously, 'Waiting for Superman' IS a Lifehouse song but with worse lyrics, and I'm not really sure Chris' voice fits that song. And honestly, Chris has such a great and powerful voice that I think they should try to aim higher than that. While they succeed with songs like 'High Above The Ground', 'Broken Arrows', 'Traitor' and 'Baptized' they fail in everything else. And it's not just the music, but the lyrics too.

    And this is from someone that loves their other albums.
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  4. Nov 24, 2013
    4
    This is the most disappointing Daughtry album. The pop sound doesn't suit every band and it's not necessary to make all the pop songs on an album. Their debut album was so, so good and that was the genuine Chris Daughtry sound. Baptized just sounds like they're trying so hard to be someone else. They don't want to be post-grunge band anymore. It sucks! Every rock band is going into pop sound and the worse thing is most of them suck at it. There's repetition, boring sounds, stupid lyrics and pretentious music. Stay away from it. Save your money. Expand

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