- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)43
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)31
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Music Review: Allen's debut is cool, but average
Kris Allen, "Kris Allen" (Jive Records)
On Kris Allen's self-titled debut album, the "American Idol" presents a collection of pop-rock tunes that are cool and simple -- a reflection of what we saw from the married 24-year-old on the eighth season of "Idol."
Allen, known for his boy-next-door charm, co-wrote nine of the 13 tracks and collaborated with Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Carrie Underwood), Toby Gad (Milli Vanilli, Jordin Sparks) and Irish rockers The Script, among others.
While the CD is a somewhat enjoyable one, it is also average -- much like Allen himself.
Songs like the heartfelt "Bring It Back" and the soaring "The Truth" could make Allen sound extraordinary -- too bad he doesn't have enough of them.
CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: "Bring It Back" is exceptionally slow and smooth -- a reflection of Allen at his best.