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Cold in California
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The pride of Memphis, INGRAM HILL return with their second Hollywood Records album COLD IN CALIFORNIA. With their first album spawning 2 Top 10 Hot AC singles (Will I Ever Make It Home & Almost Perfect) and a hard-earned l... more »
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The pride of Memphis, INGRAM HILL return with their second Hollywood Records album COLD IN CALIFORNIA. With their first album spawning 2 Top 10 Hot AC singles (Will I Ever Make It Home & Almost Perfect) and a hard-earned live following, INGRAM HILL have tens of thousands of fans nationwide.With a new single (Why Don?t You) climbing the charts at Hot AC and their never-ending tour kicking into high gear, 2007 is shaping up to be a banner year for INGRAM HILL!
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Good, could be better . . .
Shayna Bowman | 09/04/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a huge fan of Ingram Hill since I first heard them in concert over 3 years ago, and I was completely pumped to see that they were finally releasing their new album. I adored "June's Picture Show" and I was anticipating more of the same with hopefully a new spin on it. So yeah, the c.d. is pretty good, but not quite what I was hoping for. It IS more of the same, but without a new spin. They sound exactly as they did on "June's Picture Show" except I am not finding the tunes to be as addicting/catchy. Until I had listened to the c.d. a few times through, it was pretty hard to distinguish between all of the songs because the style is all very similar. I would have liked to hear another slow song or two as well. Also, don't expect to be blown away by deep lyrics. "Million Miles Away" is almost a painful listen due to its repetitive, shallow lyrics. I am enjoying the c.d., don't get me wrong, but I was hoping that the boys would rise more to the occasion with this sophomore album. It's worth buying if you liked "June's Picture Show" at all, but don't expect to be blown away."
Ingram Hill Connects with "California"
Michael Yovkovich | 10/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With 2004's June's Picture Show, Ingram Hill broke onto the scene with a melodic sound that quickly broke through to radio, spawning hits with "Will I Ever Make It Home" and "Almost Perfect." Three years later, the trio returns with Cold in California, an eleven track mix of alt. rock and pop with a slight dash of country thrown in for good measure.
Similar to their debut release, the majority of Cold In California consists of uptempo catchy tunes. First single "Why Don't You" is arguably the most rocking song on the album, with searing guitar riffs and strong vocals from lead singer Justin Moore. Other solid uptempo tracks include "Four Letter Word," "She Wants to Be Alone," and "Something to Cry To." For those familiar with June's Picture Show, the "Maybe It's Me" of this album is the beautifully written ballad "What You Want." The song relies on emotional lyrics that anyone who has loved and lost can relate to...
"It just took a minute to fall, the heart wasn't breaking at all,
And you said to me, you were right where you wanted to be.
Just when I thought we were fine, well I seem to say, you're not mine,
You tell me to call, pick up and say nothing at all, at all."
With Cold in California, Ingram Hill has taken another step in its maturation process and is becoming more and more deserving of the mainstream success that it has flirted with in the past. Cold In California may not be the album to completely break down the wall to stardom, but at the very least, it has provided another heavy push.
One of the good things about Memphis, TN
R. Kyle | USA | 07/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Lots of good stuff comes out of Memphis, TN. BB King, Elvis and good barbeque are my top three favorites from that sultry city by the mighty Mississippi. Another good thing to add to that list is Ingram Hill.
Their sound is a fusion of what makes Memphis good: rock, country, and blues. They're not as rugged or redneck as either Elvis or BB King, a much smoother sound, which will appeal to a wider range of fans. I particularly like their instrumentation, which is solid teamwork.
Favorite songs: "Four Letter Word", "I Hear Goodnight," and "Cold In California."
Ingram Hill is well worth a listen if you like enjoy eclectic music. They're a smoother Southern sound than is touted from Memphis, but there's definitely nothing wrong with that!
Rebecca Kyle, June 2008"