Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop
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Brian McComas is one of the best new talents of 2003!
DanD | 12/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A lot of stars appeared this year. Many of them were good. Only a handful were great. Brian McComas belongs in this latter group.I originally thought he was a fake. His first single, "99.9% Sure", was a bit pop-ish. His follow up, "You're In My Head", is a catchy sing-along with radio-friendliness written all over it (not that that's really a bad thing). It was this last song that pursuaded me to buy the album.And I enjoyed every second I spent listening to it!McComas's songwriting is superb. Though he only wrote four tracks, you can tell that he has more than a touch of the writer's gift. "Baby Let Me Be Your Man," the best tune on here he penned, is soft and catchy, full of innocent longing and need.The reminiscent "Never Meant a Thing," "You'd Have Never Said Goodbye," and "Sixteen Again" (which barely avoids cliche-dom), add to McComas's worldly-wise viewpoint. The catchy "99.9% Sure", "You're In My Head," "Night Disappear With You," "Straight to You," and the sexy "Come With Me" display love of fun, upbeat songs. You'll sing along...even if you're a die-hard traditionalist!"I Could Never Love You Enough" has a cheesey title, but the song itself, though about an original topic (eternal love) is new, powerful, and original. The album's last track, "I'll Always Be There For You," is a poignant look at a woman's unplanned (and possibly teenage) pregnancy, and the older brother who stands by her side. A moving, touching, and completely enjoyable song.Unlike many recent debuts, Brian McComas's self-titled album does not blend into the mainstream-Nashville scene. Instead, it stands apart, a landmark on an otherwise flat terrain. Brian McComas is a new talent in Nashville; his writing and his soft, affecting voice will carry him far. With this CD, you can honestly say you were there at the birth of a great and long career."
Emily | Florida | 07/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A few weeks ago, I went to one of Brian's shows. I'd heard '99.9% Sure' on the radio, but I didn't even know his name going into that night. After hearing him sing about 9 or 10 songs from his album, I started counting down the days until it's release date. I bought it the day it came out, and it's great. His seems to change his voice on some of the tunes, but the lyrics and music are strong enough to back up his changes. There are some super-catchy songs on the album, and if you like '99.9% Sure', you might end up liking those tracks even more. He's strong on the ballads, too. Standouts are 'Come With Me', 'Night Disappear With You', 'I Could Never Love You Enough', and 'You'd Never Said Goodbye', though really, the entire album is great. It's one that can be listened to all the way through, a rarity these days."
I'm 99.9% sure this CD wasn't quite as good as i was hoping
DanD | 07/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The catchy debut single from Brian McComas instantly became my favorite song of 2003 when I heard it first some 4 months ago. After eagerly waiting an eternity for his CD to be released, I expected it to be the best thing I've ever heard. Well unfortunately, it wasn't. Don't get me wrong, this is a quality CD, I was just expecting brilliance. "Come With Me" is as close to brilliance as this disc comes. A smooth flowing chorus makes for an awesome chilling song. "Sixteen Again" is a cool slow song where Brian talks to a deceased friend saying that if he was sixteen again, he would not have let him drive drunk. "I Could Never Love You Enough" is a typical country ballad, but one of the better songs on the CD. The CD ends with "I'll Always Be There For You", a song with a great story. In all, it is a solid, not spectacular, but solid debut CD from McComas."