December 10, 2007 09:07 PM by Jennifer_Brown
Those of us who’re still cursing the American Idol gods and ranting that “Blake shoulda won!” are reveling in our told-you-so’s this week, jamming away to Blake’s debut CD, Audio Day Dream, which was released just last week.
But for those who thought Blake’s voice was “okay, not great,” and are on the fence about whether or not you’d pay for an entire CD of beat-boxing, fear not. Audio Day Dream is anything but a beat-boxing showcase.
It feels more like part Justin Timberlake, part Flock of Seagulls, part Prince (post-Revolution), and part A-Ha (remember them?) – as if someone scooped up a sizeable chunk of the ’80s and plunked it square into Blake’s recording studio for a little “modernin’ up.”
Yes, there’s some beat-boxing involved (but not enough). And yes, it’s eclectic as all get-out. And yes, there’s Blake’s silky, albeit thin voice fans were willing to overlook for a shot of that sexy Blake ‘tude and sheer raw talent. And, yes, there’s plenty of both of those, too.
Audio Day Dream is all over the board, but in a good way – sort of like American Idol had they given Blake the leeway to write and perform his own stuff. The only real drawback is that we don’t get to “see” Blake the way we’re used to seeing him – dressed like a deranged retiree and moving all funky-like around the stage (I have to wonder who thought the creepy Copperfield-stare on the cover was a good portrayal of our beloved, smooth Idol contestant,).
Overall, Audio Day Dream gets snaps and a hearty woot!woot! from Reality TV Magazine.
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