Top 20 Singles | Top 10 Albums | Album Reviews | AA Interviews | Best of 2011
 

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

Andy Grammer
Andy Grammer
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 7/6/2011 by Ryan


Recently Reviewed:


Golden EP
Parade of Lights


Heartache Machine
Matt Hires


The Take Off and Landing of Everything
Elbow

Andy Grammer’s debut album is a good one. Despite a persistent buzz, people were casually wondering if Andy was going to be a one-hit wonder with “Keep Your Head Up.” Despite it being a great song and Andy being a great artist, that song has a huge Jimmy Ray quality about it. After hearing Andy’s follow-up single “Miss Me” and the rest of the record the one-hit wonder questions will be laid to rest. Andy’s debut album is packed full of great melodies and catchy hooks that will have you listening to these eleven songs over and over again. It’s a great album that compares well against other solo singer/song writer debuts like Jason Mraz, Eric Hutchinson, and Gavin DeGraw. I’d say that Andy’s debut beats all of those albums, something that can’t be taken too lightly because all three of those artists had great debuts. These songs are just written well, they’re written insightfully and they’re produced masterfully. The only knock with this album is that in the middle it’s a tad repetitive from song to song. It’s repetitive, but then there’s always a vocal run or a hook that brings the attention right back to the listener. “Keep Your Head Up” is great, but there’s so much more than that to this record.

Upcoming Releases
Augustana (April 22)
Neon Trees (April 22)
Strange Talk (April 29)
Damon Albarn (April 29)
Max Collins (May 6)
Coldplay (May 19)
Saints of Valory (May 20)
Jack White (June 10)
Nico Vega (June 10)
Theory of a Deadman (April 7)

In Stores Now
Trophy Scars (April 8)
Matt Hires (April 8)
Chevelle (April 1)
The Used (April 1)
Kaiser Chiefs (April 1)
Manchester Orchestra (April 1)
Sevendust (April 1)
Dan Croll (April 1)
Band of Skulls (April 1)
Cloud Nothings (April 1)
The Hold Steady (Mar 25)
London Grammar (Mar 25)

Site Map | Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Donate | Privacy Statement | Advertise | Contact Us
©2014 Alternative Addiction LLC