"Dropbox" (Re-Align/Universal; 2004)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Dropbox self-titled debut on Re-Align Records (the new label owned by Sully Erna of Godsmack) is a good mix of Soundgarden-ish, slow, heavy rock that was popular during the grunge era. The difference, here is that Dropbox is far better than 90% of all the grunge bands combined. 

Unfortunately, the CD doesn't do a lot for me; it doesn't tell me what the band is about, it doesn't have much personality. Although very well performed and well-produced, the presentation is drawn out and seems to have no destination in mind. All the songs sound pretty much the same; a little more variety would have been nice. Thankfully, the music sometimes peaks and shows signs of brilliance and a huge emotional range. The seed of greatness is here, but the band needs to step up the intensity a notch to keep my attention. 

"Dropbox" is a good CD by a good band, but it could have been great. I'll be very interested to see what they do next time out.

Dropbox: John Kosco - vocals; Lee Richards - guitar and vocals; Joe Wilkinson - guitar; Jimmy Preziosa - bass; Bob Jenkins - drums. 

For more information, check out http://www.dropboxmusic.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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