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Sweeter review - Gavin DeGraw

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Gavin DeGraw | BITTER 'SWEETER'? DeGraw's fourth album is equal parts soaring anthems and boy-done-wrong blues.

Sweeter

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Gavin DeGraw
music label:
81112
genre:
Rock, POP

We gave it a B-

You know that part in this pop-soul smoothie’s songs where the verse launches skyward into the chorus, DeGraw makes that I’m-pounding-these-piano-keys-so-hard! face, and a bajillion turtle doves explode from a rooftop somewhere? Well, there’s a half-dozen good ones on his fourth full-length Sweeter (check the title track). Too bad the other half’s weighed down by painfully mopey, girl-done-left-me blues. ”Everybody hurts,” DeGraw sighs. Dude, you’re telling us? B-

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