Leave This Town

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Jul 14, 2009
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 46
  2. Negative: 13 out of 46

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  1. MothballMan
    Jul 23, 2009
    0
    Daughtry make me long for Huey Lewis and the News. Huey Lewis and the News make me feel like I have no other option than to park on a railway line and wait for the end to come. Only to find that as I turn on the radio to listen to just one final song I can only receive one station. Playing Daughtry for ever. And my CD players broken. And I wish I had thought this through. But its to late. Daughtry make me long for Huey Lewis and the News. Huey Lewis and the News make me feel like I have no other option than to park on a railway line and wait for the end to come. Only to find that as I turn on the radio to listen to just one final song I can only receive one station. Playing Daughtry for ever. And my CD players broken. And I wish I had thought this through. But its to late. The trains coming. And the drivers listening to Daughtry. As he mows me down. To Daughtry. Ringing in my ears as I'm jettisoned to Hell. I'm coming home. Expand
  2. ChrisH.
    Jul 16, 2009
    0
    Or maybe, critics have just heard better music and have a larger variety outside the top twenty on the radio.
  3. BobbyS.
    Jul 16, 2009
    1
    Andrew N. has apparently lost touch with good taste. Critics sometimes tend to review albums with a heavy hand, that much is true, but its sad that there are still people out there who defend the most hamfisted and tired cliches in music. This sounds like so many albums that came before it, it almost feels like Daughtry is pandering. Pretty bad and boring material overall and he still Andrew N. has apparently lost touch with good taste. Critics sometimes tend to review albums with a heavy hand, that much is true, but its sad that there are still people out there who defend the most hamfisted and tired cliches in music. This sounds like so many albums that came before it, it almost feels like Daughtry is pandering. Pretty bad and boring material overall and he still sings like a billygoat. Expand
  4. siddharths
    Jul 21, 2009
    3
    Except for "Tenneesee Line", nearly all the other songs sound the same. One gets bored after listening to 4-5 songs at a stretch.
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. They have nothing on their mind other than making basic, black-and-white modern rock, and they do so efficiently on Leave This Town, a sophomore album that's every bit as satisfying as the first.
  2. If you called Leave This Town, his familiar-sounding sophomore effort, workmanlike, he’d probably see it as a compliment. Too bad this is disappointingly generic hard rock with virtually the same formula that made his debut such a success.
  3. The blueprint of follow-up Leave This Town--chugging riffs, angsty-sensitive lyrics, here-come-the-soaring-double tracked-?choruses--may feel utterly familiar, but it's undoubtedly what the people (the people not being up for, one guesses, any major stylistic switcheroos) want.