Sound — 7
Whenever Drake Bell writes a song, it always sounds very unique, made and mixed to exellence. His guitar and piano skills are quite hard core, and the mixing of his songs sound great. Of all his songs, none of them have no story. "Makes Me Happy", "Found A Way", "I Know", and "Up Periscope" and all the rest have a story in it, a experience he faced and came out all right. Usually, however, the record company really mixes the songs out, and they sound less made for rock/pop, more funk and jazzy pop. This brings down the rock fans.
Lyrics — 8
Drake Bell's lyrics are great, they fit with the songs, they go with the beats and they definently please the fans. Drake has awesome tone with the 2 things he does great at, singing and playing the guitar. He seals all of the music with some smooth lyrics that seem to weave in and out of the music, sometimes throwing out a sentence or phrase that links to our own lives, which is awesome for artists, because the music links up the listeners to the song. He has a great voice, but he should think about changing his style of music to something hard core and more rock then that funk/jazz/and pop mix.
Overall Impression — 8
Drake Bell can really compare to other great artists, but he might not come to the top and stay for a time. His music sometimes in peoples ears can't keep the listener in forever, they would get tired of the continous songs about relationships, heart breaks, sex, and finding ways in our lives. If you listen to all of his songs, they all have 1 or 2 of these topics in them. I really love the fact he can dazzle people with great music, but I don't like the fact the whole thing goes away and you get bored of it. If it was stolen or lost, I'd consider getting a new one, but mostly I wont, just get another artist's album to sing and dance to.