Sound — 10
Gavin Degraw makes the piano really rock! Chariot is a combination of rock and soul. It's just consistent through and through. I never skip any of the songs.
Lyrics — 10
Lyrically, the songs are easy to relate to. Gavin presents simple concepts and scenarios they we all can understand but he does it in a way that is honest and real. It's like hearing a regular guy get behind a piano and put music to some of his most intimate thoughts and feelings and establishing a connection with him. You really respect him for his honesty.
Overall Impression — 10
He's been compared to Van Morrison and Billy Joel, but his voice has so much more feeling in it than comparisons can convey. It's amazing. The coolest song on the album are "Meaning" and "Chariot" but the whole thing really is ear candy at it's finest.