Home School Valedictorian, the Las Vegas-based modern rock outfit Adelitas Way's sophomore effort, polishes the already slick foundation on which the band built their 2009 debut. Bolstered by a radio-ready, appropriately bitter first single, "Sick," a movie trailer-ready, Killers-esque anthem in "Alive," and a vulnerable, midtempo ballad called "I Can Tell," High School Valedictorian sounds precise, pained, and impeccable, which is really what modern rock is about. Like any good pop record, the verse/chorus formula is applied liberally, and when the band sinks its teeth in, as they do on opener "The Collapse," it's hard not to get wrapped up in the angst of it all.
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Performance CreditsAdelitas Way Primary Artist
Dave Bassett Guitar,Background Vocals
Keith Wallen Guitar,Group Member
Tyler Connolly Guitar,Background Vocals
Rick DeJesus Vocals,Group Member
Trevor Stafford Drums,Group Member
Derek Johnston Bass,Group Member
Technical CreditsDave Bassett Programming,Producer
T. Stafford Composer
M.H. Frederiksen Composer
Becky Stares Cover Image
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Home School Valedictorian based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I love this band! They are a relatively new band, but will have a long musical career. It is really fun to listen to!