The Script (Deluxe)
The Script's roots lay in dear old Dublin, but there's more than a touch Los Angeles sheen to the songs that populate the band’s self-titled debut. It's no casual observation. Members Danny O'Donoghue and Mark Sheehan spent time in the City of Angels working the production and engineering angle for American pop dynamos such as Teddy Riley, the Neptunes, and Rodney Jerkins. When the duo reconvened with drummer Glen Power back home, the Script was born. The resulting burst of creativity brought out singles such as "We Cry" and "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" — smooth soul numbers with rock overtones that brought the group near-instant success. The full-length debut has all the hallmarks of immediately accessible, soul-injected rock with glimmers of R&B that has made powerful forces out of bands like OneRepublic and Maroon 5.