Hey, a new Canadian Idol winner's CD! Wow, those things have never been disappointing at all and, subsequently, never ultimately fade into obscurity scant weeks after they're unleashed. Oh, wait... that's what they've all done.
Latest en route to the instant career that goes nowhere unbelievably fast is Melo, 07's winner, who is livin' it with a collection of songs that come so close to being a cocktail of forgettable and dull soft rock sleeping pills that the disc makes bands like the Goo Goo Dolls seem genuinely outstanding. Yes, he has a good voice and sings his heart out. But when you can't get out of the mid-90s wuss rock mould, it's time to rethink things.
Brian Melo plays Massey Hall Friday (November 30).