15 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After three albums full of arena-sized guitar riffs and cinematic, arms-aloft rock anthems, Chris Daughtry and his cohorts decided to switch things up a bit. Baptized doesn't abandon the surging drama and power-ballad bravado of old, but it tosses some new tricks into the mix. Welcoming a fresh crew of production talent into the fold, including the Rock Mafia team that's worked with everyone from No Doubt to Miley Cyrus, the band blends its rock brawn with some pure pop savvy and a production approach laced with colorful splashes of electronics. The percolating synths and clap-along grooves of tracks like "Battleships" and the single "Waiting for Superman" point towards new directions for Daughtry, while electric guitars are frequently eschewed for acoustic on other tracks. And yet, longtime followers will be reassured to discover that the band's big, bold momentum remains intact.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After three albums full of arena-sized guitar riffs and cinematic, arms-aloft rock anthems, Chris Daughtry and his cohorts decided to switch things up a bit. Baptized doesn't abandon the surging drama and power-ballad bravado of old, but it tosses some new tricks into the mix. Welcoming a fresh crew of production talent into the fold, including the Rock Mafia team that's worked with everyone from No Doubt to Miley Cyrus, the band blends its rock brawn with some pure pop savvy and a production approach laced with colorful splashes of electronics. The percolating synths and clap-along grooves of tracks like "Battleships" and the single "Waiting for Superman" point towards new directions for Daughtry, while electric guitars are frequently eschewed for acoustic on other tracks. And yet, longtime followers will be reassured to discover that the band's big, bold momentum remains intact.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Titansfan20 ,

Great album thus far

I don't know what half you people are talking about saying this is mainstream pop because it clearly isn't! It's a lot better then mainstream pop!

Stay True to ROCK ,

Not Rock n Roll

Their first few albums were "catchy" but when I clicked on the song "Long Live Rock n Roll", it wasn't ROCK at all! Do I hear fiddles and banjos?? Come on Chris, quit "selling out" man! Not looking forward to this sell out garbage at all.

BergenRich ,

Worst Daughtry album ever....

I'm not one for criticizing artists inherently for changing their style and sound- I'm all for supporting an artist wanting to change and grow- but it still has to be GOOD, and this is NOT. I cannot stand American Idol and shows of the like, but have always liked the fact that just ONCE, an artist came out of that show who truly ROCKED. I have been a big fan of the first 3 Daughtry albums but this album is such a far departure from the style of those that it may as well be a completely different band altogether. They have completely abandoned their rock sound and gone 180 degrees in a total slickly produced pop direction- complete with electronic beats and barely an electric guitar to be found on the entire album. If you're a diehard Daughtry fan who think you'll love anything he puts his voice to, then you'll probably enjoy this regardless of the drastic style change- otherwise, proceed with caution.

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