CD Review: Daughtry "Baptized"

After taking a brief moment away from the band, original bassist Josh Paul returns to supply the bass on Daughtry’s most Southern/ folk-influenced album yet.
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After taking a brief moment away from the band, original bassist Josh Paul returns to supply the bass on Daughtry’s most Southern/ folk-influenced album yet. Paul’s bass provides the dramatic color to Chris Daughtry’s ballads, utilizing open notes and long spaces and letting the low end fill out the bottom range below auto-tuned vocals and acoustic guitar riffs. Although the band seems to be departing from its post-grunge identity, Paul still rocks out when the opportunity arises.

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