Leave This Town

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When he was recording his debut album in 2006, Chris Daughtry didn't have the time to assemble the real rock band he clearly wanted, so it appeared under the band name DAUGHTRY without featuring any of the musicians who later became part of the group. That's not the case with Leave This Town: all five members appear on the album cover, serving as visual evidence that DAUGHTRY is a band, not a person. Such reminders may be necessary because Leave This Town doesn't differ much in feel or form from DAUGHTRY. Daughtry and his band have no desire to make anything other than good, basic, black-and-white modern rock and they do so efficiently on Leave This Town, a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When he was recording his debut album in 2006, Chris Daughtry didn't have the time to assemble the real rock band he clearly wanted, so it appeared under the band name DAUGHTRY without featuring any of the musicians who later became part of the group. That's not the case with Leave This Town: all five members appear on the album cover, serving as visual evidence that DAUGHTRY is a band, not a person. Such reminders may be necessary because Leave This Town doesn't differ much in feel or form from DAUGHTRY. Daughtry and his band have no desire to make anything other than good, basic, black-and-white modern rock and they do so efficiently on Leave This Town, a sophomore album that's every bit as satisfying as the first.
Billboard
While Daughtry's voice and rock riffs still play center stage to most of the album's tracks, several songs take some creative chances. Daughtry wrote "You Don't Belong" on his own; it's a hard-driving song that wouldn't sound out of place on an Alice in Chains album. And "Tennessee Line," featuring a fiddle and vocals from Vince Gill, fits comfortably in the country-rock crossover space, a la Lady Antebellum.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/2009
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886975374427
  • Catalog Number: 753744
  • Sales rank: 23,490

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Don't Belong (3:59)
  2. 2 No Surprise (4:29)
  3. 3 Everytime You Turn Around (3:39)
  4. 4 Life After You (3:26)
  5. 5 What I Meant To Say (3:09)
  6. 6 Open Up Your Eyes (4:19)
  7. 7 September (4:00)
  8. 8 Ghost of Me (3:39)
  9. 9 Learn My Lesson (3:50)
  10. 10 Supernatural (3:39)
  11. 11 Tennessee Line (4:36)
  12. 12 Call Your Name (4:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
DAUGHTRY Primary Artist
Howard Benson Keyboards
Vince Gill Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards
Michito Sánchez Percussion
Josh Steely Guitar
Phil X. Guitar
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Josh Paul Bass
Chris Daughtry Guitar, Vocals
Joey Barnes Drums
Brian Craddock Guitar
Joey Barnes Drums
Technical Credits
Howard Benson Programming, Producer, Audio Production
Paul DeCarli Digital Editing
Ted Jensen Mastering
Justin Niebank Engineer
Mark Robertson String Contractor
Josh Steely Composer
Mike Plotnikoff Engineer
Brett James Composer
Frank Harkins Art Direction
Mitch Allan Composer
Andy Waldeck Composer
Chris Tompkins Composer
Josh Paul Composer
Jim Lee Illustrations
Chad Kroeger Composer
Joe Moi Composer
Hatsukazu "Hatch" Inagaki Engineer
Brian Howes Composer
Marc VanGool Guitar Techician
David Hodges Composer
Ben Moody Composer
Jon Nicholson Drum Technician
Eric Dill Composer
Chris Daughtry Composer
Joey Barnes Composer
Brian Craddock Composer
Rune Westberg Composer
Ashburn Miller Engineer
Andy Waldeck Composer
Joey Barnes Composer
Debbie Lurie Arranger
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worth The Wait

    I could not wait for the release of Daughtry new CD. His frist release is my favorite go to when I need a lift up. This one will be the same double dose! Love it! Well worth the wait. I've played it over and over and over again and this is only my second day of owning it. It's a good thing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Sophmore CD

    I love almost every song on this CD. I am starting to like it even more than the first. If you are a Daughtry fan, you will definitely want this in your collection. My favorites are: You Don't Belong, Ghost of Me, September, Call Your Name and Open Up Your Eyes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    CANNED MULLET ROCK

    Alpha male postering? Check. Tired tough/senstive, brainless lyrical musings? Check. Boring, repetative riffs and melodic motifs? Check. Must be the new DAUGHTRY record! Another pointless outing for the totally non-adventurous listener from these meatheads. When will people demand more from their rock'n'roll than what their horrible modern rock radio stations provide them with? If this is the high-water mark in today's modern hard rock then we are truly lost at sea. Our rock'n'roll forefathers hang their heads in shame for this flaming mookie stick of an album...

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Another Hit!

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! If you enjoyed Daughtry's first CD, the second is just as good, if not better!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Amazing Album

    I went to BN last night to pick up this CD and on the way home I popped it into my car cd player. Every song on this album is emotional and soulful to me. I really enjoyed the first album and the second one is just as a good. Chris's voice is amazing and I would definately recommend this album to his fans, as well as those fans of Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, and similar. Same soulful and passionate kind of music that the band has always played.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Good Album!

    Daughtry's 2nd album is great just like the first one. I think that he could have done something a little different (not as much like his first one), though, but the songs still sound very good! I really like No Surprise!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME ARTIST !

    I was anticipating Daughtry's 2nd cd release and I am elated that it is finally out. This is a wonderful cd. I am very pleased with the songs and Daughtry's voice is awesome ! I love it !

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    too much yelling and screaming and cussing

    too much yelling and screaming and cussing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    May be the best album release by an American band since Boston's debut.

    When I listened to Daughtry's first CD, I was really disappointed - not in his vocals, but in the songs. They all sounded alike and were very predictable. Talk about a fast learner ... on this CD the band just rocks out and Daughtry's vocals show why he should have won the American Idol contest that year. He adds all these little nuances in and around his lead vocal line that dresses up the songs in vocal layers, just as the guitarists get to layer their guitars. It's total ear candy and nearly addictive. I often have one or more of the songs each day looping in my head, over and over. The production is flawless, the arrangements are just right (often leaving the listener wishing the song would go on), and the flow of one song to another really works well. All-in-all, if you like melodic rock and got off in the past on groups like Def Leppard (think layers of guitars and vocals - but with better drums), you'll love this!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Good gift!

    I've heard a few good songs on this cd and I bought it as a birthday present for a friend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album!

    The song with Vince Gill is great as well as rest of album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Daughtry -

    consistently good, addictive listening

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Daughtry has another great CD

    Loved the first one and still listen to it all the time so I was glad to get another great Daughtry CD!! You'll love it.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    True to Daughtry

    Another great release by Daughtry. Really enjoy listening to his music.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    fantastic

    I only wish he would do more "rock" songs and less of the ballad types, but it is good music. I could listen to Daughtry all day..

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful!

    This album is definitely a winner. It does not stray very far from Daughtry's debut album, which is actually a positive aspect. It does, however, have more ballad-y songs than the first album, which takes a little away from Chris' rocker persona. However, this is definitely not a sophomore slump.
    Tracks such as Tennessee Line and Life After You are beautiful ballads, whereas Supernatural and Everytime You Turn Around really rock out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome Follow-up to a Platinum First Album

    Sophomore efforts are always tricky. As an artist you want to tap new creative moods and styles while maintaining that connection your fans have after a hit first album. This album delivers both some changes in Daughtry's style, the melodic tones and the strong lyrics that make Daughtry so interesting and listen-able. The first single on this album, however, is a clear Nickelback (Chad Kroeger) song that Chris's voice so perfectly fits. The lyrics throughout the album have poignant moments and blend perfectly with the solid musical blend that threads through this album as well as it did the first. Very easy to listen to and throughly enjoy even if it might not be considered a Led Zep IV album. Of course, neither has any AC/DC albums and look where they are today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chris

    Daughtry is Daughtry - nothing really stands out to me on this album but it is good non-the-less.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Cover I love it.

    I thought the Music was good.I liked the cover.I thought the cover was pretty cool.I would recommend the music to a friend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2009

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