Mitchel Musso

Mitchel Musso

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Mitchel Musso has a song called "Odd Man Out" on his self-titled debut album, and it's not hard to see why he might feel that way. He's best known for playing Hannah Montana's best friend, and Mitchel Musso often feels like a less dynamic version of the music put out by Disney's other stars -- namely, Miley Cyrus and, especially, the…  See more details below

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Mitchel Musso has a song called "Odd Man Out" on his self-titled debut album, and it's not hard to see why he might feel that way. He's best known for playing Hannah Montana's best friend, and Mitchel Musso often feels like a less dynamic version of the music put out by Disney's other stars -- namely, Miley Cyrus and, especially, the Jonas Brothers. The album delivers everything expected from Disney pop: it's big, it's slick, and it's just as poppy as Miley's music, but the keyboards are turned down and the guitars, both acoustic and electric, are turned up to give Musso some JoBros-like rock cred. Also like both of those acts, Musso's sound is at least partially rooted in power pop, new wave, and its revivals; songs like "Jessie's Girl" and "Stacey's Mom" could be the great-grandparents of the best moments here. "Shout It" might as well be a Jonas Brothers outtake, it's so shiny and catchy; "Do It Up" adds a little rock & roll fire courtesy of its handclaps and guitar solos; and "Movin' In" ends the album on a flirty note. As long as Musso stays within this energetic template, the album chugs right along, but things falter when he strays from it too much. Even though "Odd Man Out" and "The In Crowd" touch on tween issues like popularity and insecurity, they're whiny and overdone. Likewise, "(You Didn't Have To) Walk Away" is a draggy, repetitive ballad. Musso isn't as convincing on synth-driven songs like "Us Against the World" as he is on the rock-based tracks here -- while his voice isn't bad, it's just not powerful or distinctive enough to stand out on the slicker productions. Ultimately, Mitchel Musso is pretty good -- he's not as charismatic as some of Disney's bigger stars, but he's not as obnoxious as some of them are, either.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/2009
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050087133788
catalogNumber:
000310302

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mitchel Musso   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Matthew Wilder   Background Vocals,Various
Shane Keister   Piano
Doug Petty   Synthesizer,Piano
Graham Ward   Drums
Bruce Watson   Electric Guitar
Curt Schneider   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Mike Busbee   Keyboards
Dwight A. Baker   Drums
Zac Rae   Synthesizer,Strings
Justin Gray   Keyboards
Ken Stacey   Background Vocals
James Bourne   Background Vocals
Tim Pagnotta   Keyboards
Blair Sinta   Drums
Storm Lee   Background Vocals
Eddie Galan   Background Vocals
Leland Grant   Background Vocals
Mason Musso   Background Vocals
Simon Curtis   Background Vocals
Ian Kirkpatrick   Keyboards
Zac Rey   Synthesizer,Strings
Steven Schneider   Background Vocals
Busbee   Keyboards
PJ Bianco   Background Vocals
Nate Morton   Drums
Jeramy Burchett   Drums
Ryan Gillmor   Keyboards,Vocals
Kenny Livingston   Drums
Keith Sommers   Guitar

Technical Credits

Matthew Wilder   Composer,Programming,Audio Production
Ali Dee   Composer,Audio Production
Michelle Lewis   Composer
Bill Mann   Composer
Billy Mann   Composer
Max Martin   Composer
Andreas Carlsson   Composer
Curt Schneider   Composer,Audio Production
Mike Busbee   Composer,Programming,Audio Production
Steve Sundholm   Composer,Audio Production
Lindy Robbins   Composer
Sam Hollander   Composer,Programming
Justin Gray   Programming,Audio Production
James Bourne   Composer
Tim Pagnotta   Composer,Audio Production
Bryan Todd   Composer,Programming,Audio Production
Eddie Galan   Composer,Audio Production
S*A*M   Audio Production
Dave Katz   Composer,Programming
Sluggo   Audio Production
Leland Grant   Composer
Luke Laird   Composer
Jason Gleed   Composer,Audio Production
Tim Myers   Composer
Mitchel Musso   Composer
Ian Kirkpatrick   Programming
Smid   Programming,Audio Production
Steven Schneider   Programming,Audio Production
Sam Musso   Composer,Audio Production
Rudy Hausermann   Programming
Busbee   Composer,Programming,Audio Production
PJ Bianco   Composer,Programming,Audio Production
SMIDI   Programming,Audio Production
Ryan Gillmor   Composer
John Hampson   Composer
Ryan Gilmor   Composer

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MrsNickJonas More than 1 year ago
i just have to say i am so excited to hear this album i have been waiting soooooooooo long for this