SoulDecision was great when they first came out with their debut album, "No One Does It Better." The album had a 80's beat with infectious singles like "Ooh...It's Kinda Crazy," their huge hit "Faded," and their beautiful ballad, "Gravity."
Of course, all boy bands began the cliche trend to cross over to mainstream pop to a more grungier rock sound. Where most boy bands failed, soulDecision has prevailed with "Shady Satin Drug."
Written mostly by lead singer and guitarist Trevor, the ten tracks are laced with fresh lyrics and gritty beats. The opening track and lead single, "Cadillac Dress" sets the album with a rock beat and odd lyrics (Take off my clothes, my socks, my shoes, I want to be naked everyday). "Shady Satin Drug," the title track is probably one of the best rock tracks on the album.
soulDecision have also played it smart and have avoided the over abundance of ballads on the album. Rather, there are two well crafted ballads equally seperated amongst the album. "So Strong," has a more adult contemporary beat with very emotional lyrics (So say goodbye, you're never gonna see my heart this way...) It also seems like they are poking fun of themselves and the boyband ballads with "Sucky Love Song," which is actually a nice so song to listen to.
Overall, this is a great album that has unfortunately been overlooked with its very selective release. The only downfall is that the album falls short of ten tracks and only 35 minutes. Songs this great should go on forever. If this is a drug, it is a very addicting one because I have yet to take it out of my CD player.