Sunday, March 12, 2006

CD of the Day, 3/12/06: Don DiPaolo-Everything You Want

I had somewhat forgotten about this fine effort from last spring by Don DiPaolo. But thanks to the magic of shuffle play yesterday, it all came back to me. Everything You Want, DiPaolo's debut effort, is a disc that will appeal to fans of The Wallflowers, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Pete Yorn.

There are hooks-a-plenty here, nowhere moreso than on the leadoff track "Happening Again", whose "no no no no no" refrain in the chorus made it one of those songs that only a lobotomy could remove from my head. Other standout tracks include "Freeze This Moment", "2AM" and "Night You Came Around". This is the kind of power pop record that your non-powerpop-freak friends will enjoy. My guess is if you're driving along with someone and you put this on, or play it at some sort of get-together, you'll be asked "Who's this?".

You can stream the album in its entirety at his site, and he has a myspace page. You can buy it at cd baby.

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