How can it be that some people can not fail? John Ondrasik is a man that after his superhit "Superman" he´ve just delivered good stuff. And this, the new album is no exception. Nice piano-based pop all spiced with an amazing voice. It´s that simple. First out you will find the Bruce Hornsby-scented "Slice" which is a wonderful track. Other favorites on the album is "Tuesday", which sounds like a mix of Marc Jordan and Elton John, "Chances", which sits on a fantastic chorus and a lovely spirit of the Counting Crows and the best song "Story Of The Life" which is the most uptempo-tune on the album. No, it´s unfair to name just a few songs when the entire disc is more or less as good as these tracks. There are a few tracks that are a little less interesting and stays in the "the adult grill-party at the weekend-land" but do you like John Ondrasik and Five For Fighting this is a "safe as a rock-buy".
Kiss traces their roots to Wicked Lester, a New York City-based rock and roll band led by co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Wicked Lester, with its eclectic mixture of musical styles, never achieved any success. They recorded one album, which was shelved by Epic Records, and played a handful of live shows. Simmons and Stanley, feeling that a new musical direction was needed, abandoned Wicked Lester in 1972 to later form Kiss.