Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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David P. from ROANOKE, AL
Reviewed on 4/11/2010...
Average Riff Rock
firstname.lastname@example.org | Tacoma, WA United States | 04/16/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The fact that Dropbox guitarist Lee Richards used to be in Godsmack and that 'Smack frontman Sully Erna plays drums on the record, might lead you to write this off as Godsmack Jr. The opening Sabbath-y heavy riffs of "Wishbone"(which reminds a lot of C.O.C.'s "Albatross") and "I Feel Fine" say otherwise. Too bad the band doesn't stay in that particular vein through the entire release though, instead straying into the oft tread Alice In Chains-grunge style realm(not surprisingly, Dave Jerden is listed as the producer). There are other strong points; singer John Kosco's Cornell-like smoothness on "Forgotten Songs" and the dark atmosphere of "Take Away The Sun" are both anthematic, without sounding contrived. The acoustic "Nobody Cares" shows this band's and many others' biggest problem; how to give a nod to your influences(AIC-ahem!), without sounding too much like them."
Like it, but don't love it.
rockchick | Western U.S. | 04/06/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good solid rock album, not a bad first effort for a new band, but Dropbox could benefit from an infusion of creativity/originality in their songwriting. I bought this album after hearing the track "End of Days" on satellite radio and then hearing Dropbox's song with Godsmack, "Touche", on Godsmack's "The Other Side" EP (which, by the way, is an EXCELLLENT musical effort - 6 stars). I was impressed with John Kosco's voice, and I have a lot of respect for executive producer Sully Erna, both as a musician and for his sense of what sounds good and what sells in the music industry, based on what he's done with Godsmack. (For those reviewers who deride Dropbox as an Alice In Chains clone band, remember that's exactly what critics said about Godsmack's first album [though I don't agree], yet 2 CD's & 1 EP later, Godsmack has further developed their own style & purveyed it into millions upon millions of CD sales].
Most reviews on Amazon either rave about or trash a CD, but my opinion of this one is just "pretty good". It's definitely a listenable CD, and the members of Dropbox certainly have musical talent; they just need to get more creative. They kind of sound like everybody & nobody all at the same time. If you're looking at the mixed reviews and wondering whether to buy this CD, my advice is to buy a good-condition used copy so you won't be spending so much money, and then sit back & see if Dropbox develops more originality on their next album."