Download the new free compilation from JFH!
Download the new free compilation from JFH!

JFH Staff Review



Addison Road
Addison Road



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 10 tracks: 39 minutes, 31 seconds
Street Date: March 18, 2008


On Addison Road's first national release for INO Records, these Texans bring a peppy mixture of pop and rock to the table. Female fronted and slightly quirky in nature, their self-titled debut is a good time until the final note.

The first track, "This Could Be Our Day," is an uplifting tune, with an anthemic feel almost like something you might hear from Leeland. The lead single, "All That Matters," follows a similar path, although the track is likely to draw strong comparisons to the vocal and music stylings of Maroon5. However, once you've heard those two songs, you've fairly much heard them all. "Sticking With You" provides a synth-rock dance-a-long, and "Hope Now" brings back memories of a Passion conference. Later down the line, "It Just Takes One" opens with a Family-Force-Five-meets-Michael-Jackson guitar romp, and "Always Love" seems to be Addison Road's happy place, mixing acoustic guitar with a slight indie rock twist. The disc ends with the ballad "What Do I Know of Holy," bringing out a deeper side of the band that was previously unheard earlier on the debut.

Addison Road's best quality is its youth group powerpop style, but the outstanding qualities diminish after that. Although there are times where the disc breaks the mold, the band stayed in a formulaic radio-rock sensibility that just tends to feel like a mainstream copycat more than their own identity. If they had attempted to step outside the box just a bit more, it would've made a world of difference. However, Addison Road has produced a fine debut, and we'll be sure to hear more of them in the future. Potential springs eternal in Dallas, Texas.

- Review date: 3/2/08, written by Garrett DeRossett of Jesusfreakhideout.com


Listen to the New EP from Life UNLTD!

 

. Record Label: INO Records
. Album length: 10 tracks: 39 minutes, 31 seconds
. Street Date: March 18, 2008
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. This Could Be Our Day
  2. All That Matters
  3. Sticking With You
  4. Hope Now
  5. Start Over Again
  6. It Just Takes One
  7. Always Love
  8. Casualties
  9. Run
  10. What Do I Know Of Holy
spacer Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

           
Listen to the New EP from Life UNLTD!

Search JFH



This Friday, September 25, 2020
Pat Barrett Heavenly - Single [Bowyer & Bow / Capitol Christian]
Landry Cantrell Close to Me - Single [DREAM]
Canyon Hills Worship You Alone - Single [DREAM]
Casting Crowns Only Jesus (Deluxe) [Provident]
Everything In Slow Motion Choke - Single [Facedown]
Natalie Grant No Stranger [Curb/Word]
The Gray Havens Rest EP [Artist Garden]
Coby James Infinite - Single [Centricity]
Bryon Juane Promise I'm Not Crazy EP [RMG]
KB His Glory Alone [HGA/Essential Sound]
Tasha Cobbs Leonard Royalty: Live At The Ryman [Motown Gospel]
Jessy Elsa Palma Jehovah - Single [Integrity]
Mr. Talkbox Playlist (independent)
PEABOD Wonderful & Scary - Single [Centricity]
Sarah Reeves Motions - Single [Curb/Word]
Keyla Richardson So Good EP [Uncle G/eOne]
Slick Shoes Rotation & Frequency [Tooth & Nail]
WHATUPRG New Hollywood [Reach]
Ayiesha Woods Full Circle EP (independent)


Next Friday, October 2, 2020
Josh Baldwin Evidence [Bethel Music]
Fireflight Who We Are - Single [Rockfest]
Jason Gray Reorder - EP [Centricity]
Kirk Franklin and the Family Christmas Vinyl Re-release [RCAI]
Jaime Jamgochian All Things [New Day]
The Nelons Peace At Last [Daywind]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new album from Jeremy James Whitaker!




Listen to the new album from Radio Friendly!