Leave This Town

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Jul 14, 2009
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 51
  2. Negative: 18 out of 51

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  1. Bob
    Jul 22, 2009
    5
    I tried to like this, I really did, but it is pretty bland, a lot of well-used hook and cliched lyrics, although the band had some energy (even if was wasted on the uninspiring material). I think someone said unoffensive? There is a lot of unoffensive music out there, I don't think we should define them all as instant classics.
  2. MissT.
    Aug 1, 2009
    4
    I see that Chris has talent and a nice voice (even though sometimes he overdoes it and it kinda sounds like...well, a billy goat!). I enjoyed his first album, but by no means did I think it was amazing. Listening to this album proves that his style hasn't changed much, which is a little bit unfortunate because the band has talked about the work and changes they put into this album. I see that Chris has talent and a nice voice (even though sometimes he overdoes it and it kinda sounds like...well, a billy goat!). I enjoyed his first album, but by no means did I think it was amazing. Listening to this album proves that his style hasn't changed much, which is a little bit unfortunate because the band has talked about the work and changes they put into this album. Maybe their third album will improve. Expand
  3. DaveB
    Jul 16, 2009
    6
    Andrew N. says critics are so wrapped up in their world they dont recognize good music. Well, even though Leave This Town is a decent cd, the critics who rate it low make some valid points. It IS predictable and the lyrics do tend to get a bit overwrought. You cant expect a cd that sits neatly beside so many other artists to be well received by all the critics. You have to offer something Andrew N. says critics are so wrapped up in their world they dont recognize good music. Well, even though Leave This Town is a decent cd, the critics who rate it low make some valid points. It IS predictable and the lyrics do tend to get a bit overwrought. You cant expect a cd that sits neatly beside so many other artists to be well received by all the critics. You have to offer something fresh, new, ambitious, and relevant to receive high marks universally. Daughtry offers very good singing that is certainly heartfelt, but the music is not a challenge to digest. Decent album, but not award worthy. Expand
  4. Shafaeta
    Jul 27, 2009
    6
    Just another rock album, not a great one,not a bad one either. It contains some really good song with some very average songs. Daughtry is better when he sings hard-rocks and power-ballads rather than regular ballads. Good-luck for daugtry,he got lots of potentials.
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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.