BORN TO LOSE: The Dreams of Kids: CD

May 21, 2010

This is a frustrating one. I hit play on this and the music smacked me upside the head and made me pay attention. Alright, forget that whole pirate thing happening on the cover; this is shaping up to be good. Then came the lead vocals. Way up front and cartoonishly over exaggerated. It kept me from focusing on how good the music and songwriting is. He just needed to tone it down a few notches and this record would be excellent. I can’t really tell if that is a second vocalist doing the backups and occasional verses, but the backup stuff sounds great. If all the vocals were that way, they’d be on to something.

 –ty (Altercation)