Full Review: Abandon – Control


April 19 2011

Reviewed By Tyler Hess

A lot of the stuff I really, really personally love, actually takes me awhile to get really, really into.  Of course, that means that the general populace doesn’t always see things my way.  On the other hand, what works for pop music is that if it’s a hit, I’ll know it right away.  With that in mind, Abandon’s latest release, Control, contains a few tracks that immediately stand out in having that “it” factor that demands radio success and media attention.  That is undeniably true among the early tunes on here, with “Feel It In Your Heart”, “Help” and “SOS” bursting with shout from your lungs sing-a-longs.  Although the album has its peaks and lulls, and I do tend to tune in and out of the listening conversation depending on the track, “New Years Day” stands out as a sentimental pop track, along with the re-release of “Hero” that caps off the album, meaning that there is just enough on here to stimulate a moderate interest.

Grade: 3.5

Related: First Impressions Review


1. Feel It In Your Heart

2. Help

3. Live It Out

4. SOS

5. Your Love Goes On

6. Let Go

7. New Years Day

8. Talk To Me

9. Push It Away

10. Under Fire

11. Why Does It Take So Long

12. Known

13. Hero


3 responses to “Full Review: Abandon – Control

  1. david April 19, 2011 at 6:27 am

    i’ve heard people compare this to the killers

  2. Scott L April 19, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Not so much like The Killers, more like Brandon Flowers singing a pop record. If you want a Killers sound a like, check out the first EP (I) or Searchlights. This is still a good record, but I feel like they lost that Killers sound musically for the most part.

  3. Tyler Hess April 19, 2011 at 9:44 am

    thats what brandon at ivm always says…i dont really listen to the killers though so i dont know what he’s talkin bout

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