Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Megan McCauley - Better than blood

Megan McCauley - Better than blood (2007) Wind up Records
Produced by Bob Marlette / Max Martin / Neal Avron
Tracks : 1.Migraine 2.Fragile 3.Wrong way out 4.Reverie 5.Tap that 6.Wonder 7.Realize 8.See through 9.Come to me 10.Porcelain doll 11.I´ll pay you to shoot him
3 out of 5

The future seemed bright for 17 year old Megan McCauley back in 2007 with songs featured in soundtrack albums to Fantastic Four and Elektra, a major label deal with Wind up Records and a full length debut album produced by some of the biggest names in the business such as Bob Marlette, Max Martin and Neal Avron. But the album "Better than blood" was dead on arrival, definitely not a flip but more of a flop. Because it was that bad? Not really, there are some great songs on it like "Wrong way out" and "Porcelain doll". But Megan McCauley doesn´t get to prove who she really is, all the label wanted was to put her in the same lane as Evanescence, Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne. No own identity at all so to speak because in "Tap that" she sounds like Pink and in "Wonder" all I think of is Kelly Clarkson. The rocker "Fragile" could´ve been an unreleased song by Evanescence and "Reverie" has Avril Lavigne written all over it.
There are no signs of Megan McCauley after this 2007 album but rumours has it that she is working on a new album this year, we can only hope she will try her own wings this time.

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