A Dream Is A Question You Don't Know How To Answer review by Jonny Craig

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  • Released: Aug 18, 2009
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 7
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 8.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.3 (7 votes)
Jonny Craig: A Dream Is A Question You Don't Know How To Answer

Sound — 8
Everyone knows Jonny as a high wailing vocalist, hitting notes off the charts beautifully, with his signature rasp, but this album features a new Jonny. One that really shows his musicianship. The sound is very bluesy, jazzy, and a very soulful touch of R&B. It's very relaxing at parts, showing that he isn't all about his high wailing rasp and Post-hardcore feel of Emarosa. A new light is shed upon him with this album. In many parts, you can tell he has sung in a choir, as well as many other musical influences of his past. All in all, the sound is great. Something many can get into, even if they don't like Emarosa or Dance Gavin Dance.

Lyrics — 7
The lyrics throughout the album show that he has been through struggles with women, as well as life. In parts, you can tell he is hurt. For instance, in "Children of Divorce" he speaks of a child that carries his name, that the mother cries over. The album is relevant to the "Children of Divorce" theme. Talking of women that have been in his past mostly. Some might get bored of hearing about his past, women, and life, but others might feel like they connect with him, bringing them to a new light with Jonny. Lyrics that people can relate to are top notch in my books, and makes for a great listen.

Overall Impression — 10
Overall, the album "wowed" me at parts, but in other parts, I feel like I have heard this song before the album, somewhat running together. Each song has it's own story, soul, and feeling put into it, and you can definitely tell just from a quick run-through on the album. If the album seems bland to you, listen to "Children of Divorce" and look up the lyrics. This one song brings the whole album together in a way that is very sad, yet uplifting. Soul, passion, and love for music has been brought to the album, and it's evident that Jonny loves what he's doing. Making music that he doesn't care if people listen to, but tells his life story in each song.

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