Editors’ Notes Fifth-season American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry proved that the show could produce a modern-rock singer thriving outside Idol’s pop-centric margins. Daughtry’s 2006 eponymous debut became the fastest selling debut rock album in Soundscan history. Lead single “It’s Not Over” opens on lilting melancholy chords contrasted with post-grunge guitar distortion as Chris croons in the controlled, throaty growl that he honed while competing on Idol. The similarly catchy “Home” is an emotional power-ballad with dramatic, sweeping string arrangements and an anthemic chorus. “What I Want” kicks out Nickelback-flavored heaviness with impressive guitar work that sounds equally inspired by Soundgarden and Van Halen.

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It's Not Over
1
3:35
 
Used To
2
3:32
 
Home
3
4:15
 
Over You
4
3:24
 
Crashed
5
3:30
 
Feels Like Tonight
6
3:58
 
What I Want
7
2:48
 
Breakdown
8
4:01
 
Gone
9
3:21
 
There and Back Again
10
3:15
 
All These Lives
11
3:23
 
What About Now
12
4:10
 
Sorry
13
3:40
 

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