January 20, 2007
Cole Deggs & The Lonesome, “I Got More”
Ever since I started doing single reviews on this site, I’ve been amazed how much the songs sent to radio blend together. The guitar hook on this song sounds exactly like the one that powers Carrie Underwood’s “Wasted” to me.
As a single to kick off a career, “I Got More” doesn’t have quite enough. The band doesn’t have a distinct sound that surfaces here. Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by the Dixie Chicks, but hell, even Little Big Town and The Wreckers sounded distinctive from the first record. That’s so crucial to breaking through that it shocks me how few bands show no personality on their first impression.
It’s an average song with an average performance. Two listens and I’ve already forgotten it. Since I don’t believe in grade inflation…
Listen Now: I Got More