My musically inclined roommate left the Chris Daughtry cd (band name: Daughtry, cd title: Daughtry) on my desk this evening. This guy is REALLY talented...and right up my musical ally (powerful lyrics with exceptional vocals and good guitar).
Before I listened to him, Steve told me 'Yeah this guy was on American Idol,' which is of course one of the defining shows of my generation. Not for me though, I never watch it. To me American Idol is Kelly Clarkson. I was not prepared for this Daughtry guy. Steve told me just to listen to it.
He was right. Daughtry's first cd, upon first listen through, is fantastic.
Below is a YouTube clip of his single (and shows what 75% of my time on YouTube is used for, to watch my favorite bands live)