Posts tagged ‘music review’

November 1, 2011

Music review: Clear As Day by Scotty McCreery

by Samuel Vargas, class of 2015

Clear As Day is not the greatest thing I ever heard, but it is in my top 50.

I personally like country songs like this one, but I don’t know if anyone else likes this song or these types of songs.  I really like this song, but the singer not so much.  Scotty McCreery was last year’s American Idol winner so you should give it a try!

January 10, 2011

Music review: All Star Weekend

By Preston Johns, Class of 2013

From the Disney Channel to the world,ALLSTAR WEEKEND is a new band with a lot of determination and talent, and I believe that this group will reach every goal they set out to make.

The band consists of lead singer Zach Porter, lead guitarist Nathan Darmody, bassist Cameron Quiseng, and drummer Michael Martinez. These young men are selling out seats back to back in there promo “Suddenly Summer Tour”, for their new album “Suddenly Yours”. The band first rose to fame when they were contestants on the Disney Channel special “Next Big Thing” in 2009; they were shortly after signed with Hollywood Records.

ALLSTAR WEEKEND has released three  hot singles , “Dance Forever”,  “A Different Side of Me” and  “Come Down With Love”,  that are holding strong on a few billboards.

ALLSTAR WEEKEND is a great band.  For more information about the band, check out their website at

October 25, 2010

New kids on the block – Runner Runner

By Preston Johns, Class of 2013

Runner Runner are the new kids on the block in the music world, making their way to a great, successful future. Runner Runner’s members are from Huntington Beach, California. Their sound is a pop rock theme that makes you want to get up and just dance, with their front man Ryan Ogren, guitarists Nick Bailey and Peter Munters, bassist Jon Berry and drummer James Ulrich.

Runner Runner was the first group signed by David Letterman’s new record label, C.E. Music, in 2008. The name Runner Runner comes from a poker term that band members Jon Berry and Ryan Ogren picked up because of their love for the game, meaning ‘to beat the odds and pull off a winning hand in the last possible moment.” 

 The band begun their first nationwide tour in June2010, opening acts for groups like Second Hand Serenade, The White Tie Affair, Go Radio, and Camera Can’t Lie.  In August they begun their first headlining tour, and will close out the year touring briefly with 2am Club, and later, Forever the Sickest Kids.

Runner Runner’s single “So Obvious” is a hit without a doubt.  I think before we know it, their songs will be on kids ipods all around the world.  This band is a shining star in the making, and will grip your attention with every song they make. To check out Runner Runner,  go to . 

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October 19, 2010

Katy Perry, Teenage Dream album review

 By Rochell Henry, Class of 2013

  Like any of her previous albums, Katy Perry has provided pop culture with another outstanding album. In this album, she sings about love, teenagers, and just having fun doing whatever it is you are doing. Perry’s first single off the album “California Girls”, featuring multi- platinum Hip-Hop artist Snoop Dogg,  has carved the way for this album.

From what I’ve seen already, the song has been on top billboard charts and many other high ranking charts in the music industry.  From the looks of thing I would say that this album, like her previous one, should have no problem with sales. I personally like the album and would recommend teens, and even adults to go out and buy it.

October 5, 2010

Music Review for David Archuleta’s new single!

By Rochell Henry, Class 2013


Once again, I think that David Archuleta has provided us with another hit single. David, runner up from American Idol season 7,  has learned from his previous album to take pop culture up a notch.

From the sounds of this song, I think that Archuleta’s fans are in for a really special treat for this album. This song, like most of his previous records, is about a 19-year old singing about love. What makes his music different from other pop artists at this age is that his music in general is appropriate for teens and even adults that are experiencing love.  His music is something I think they can relate to. “Something ’bout love” is a very poppy, dancing song that can be played in clubs if it was  more up beat and had a more fast tempo.  Just like his previous song “Crush” that was an instant smash hitting #1 on the Digital Charts and #2 on the Hot 100, this album I know will have no problem on the music charts, once it’s released.

September 27, 2010

Music Review on new group Neon Trees

By Preston Johns, Class of 2013

Neon Trees is a new rock sensation with their single Animal sitting high at 24 on the rock 100 billboard hot 100. Neon Trees is a combination of style and soft rock, with lead vocalist/keyboardist Tyler Glenn, vocalist/drummer Elaine Bradley, guitarist Chris Allen, and bass player Branden Campbell. This band is from Provo, Utah, but originates from Temcula, California. Neon Trees was a well known band in their hometown but didn’t get fully noticed until late 2008 when they were asked to open for Killer and after this show, Neon Trees was on the map.  After a short time of looking, Neon Trees was picked up by the recording label  Mercury records where they made their new album Habit, their biggest hit so far. This is a great band, and I think most people will love their style and sound. So give it a try! It won’t let you down! Neon Trees website

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