I wanted to wait a couple of weeks before writing this review, so all of the songs could sink in. I hate when people write a review after listening to an album once or twice. As it stands right now, I've probably listened to this CD all the way through 15 times. Pretty much every day since it came out.
This is a fantastic album. I absolutely loved "Leave This Town", so I won't say that this album is better, but it's definitely in the same league anyway.
Daughtry gets a lot of flack for putting out your standard "Verse, Chorus, Verse, Bridge, Verse" kind of song. I don't see what's wrong with that, as long as the music and content of the songs are good. It's not like this is bubble gum pop without any meaning or soul. These songs are deep, catchy, and fun to listen to. Anyone who criticizes this album for being too plain needs to get the rod out of their butthole.
Standout songs for me on the album are: Renegade, Crawling Back To You, Outta My Head, Start of Something Good, Break The Spell, We're Not Gonna Fall, and Spaceship. I just realized I put 7 of the 12 songs on my "Standout" songs, lol. Yes, it's THAT good of an album.
My only beef with this is the "Deluxe" version of the album. The songs that didn't make the cut aren't very good. "Leave This Town" had several B-Sides that were actually better than most of the songs on the album. But these B-Sides stink, and aren't even worth listening to. As big of a Daughtry fan as I am, I have to say that the extra songs are pretty bad.
I don't want to end this review on a down note. This is a GREAT album, and I urge you to BUY this album! Yes, BUY it. Chris Daughtry is a good dude, and I felt very comfortable buying 2 copies of this CD and putting some money in his pocket.