So I guess no one is talking about Kris Allen’s new album, which is a shame. His first single, “The Vision Of Love”, is pretty stellar…and I just streamed his album online and it’s pretty fantastic. It’s great upbeat pop/rock material. Much better than his debut. Hopefully he’s able to make an impact this era, but probably not.
Here’s “The Vision Of Love” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOv4XL3yMZs&ob=av2n
I think “Vision of Love” is nice, but kinda cheesy. I actually enjoyed his debut quite a bit, so I’ll check his new album out.
To me, this guy is the very definition of “vanilla”. “The Vision of Love” panders to a mom/teenage girl audience, and it gives me no urge to listen to the rest of the album. On Idol, he did some great stuff like the “Falling Slowly” and “Heartless” and songs that had some dark twists. But his origional material is just so bland.
Interesting. I was totally expecting him to be a “bland” artist, and a lot of his debut was (save a few tracks). The best track on his debut was “Alright With Me”…and I feel like his new album is totally taking the “Alright With Me” approach. The new tracks are energetic and fun.
I was expecting “The Vision Of Love” to be totally generic, but when it hits the first chorus and it DOESN’T explode into a typical pop/rock sound and it goes the more acoustic route, I immediately took notice.
^That’s a good sign if you’re right about it going more in the direction of “Alright With Me”, as that’s my favorite track on his debut. I also love “Take It Back” and “Before We Come Undone” quite a lot.
His new album will flop like his debut did. One of the worst Idol winners ever.