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Sweeter

Sweeter You know that part in this pop-soul smoothie's songs where the verse launches skyward into the chorus, DeGraw makes that I'm-pounding-these-piano-keys...SweeterRock, Pop You know that part in this pop-soul smoothie's songs where the verse launches skyward into the chorus, DeGraw makes that I'm-pounding-these-piano-keys...2011-08-31
Gavin DeGraw | BITTER 'SWEETER'? DeGraw's fourth album is equal parts soaring anthems and boy-done-wrong blues.

BITTER 'SWEETER'? DeGraw's fourth album is equal parts soaring anthems and boy-done-wrong blues.

B-

Sweeter

Genre: Rock, Pop; Lead Performer: Gavin DeGraw; Music Label: RCA

You know that part in this pop-soul smoothie’s songs where the verse launches skyward into the chorus, DeGraw makes that I’m-pounding-these-piano-keys-so-hard! face, and a bajillion turtle doves explode from a rooftop somewhere? Well, there’s a half-dozen good ones on his fourth full-length Sweeter (check the title track). Too bad the other half’s weighed down by painfully mopey, girl-done-left-me blues. ”Everybody hurts,” DeGraw sighs. Dude, you’re telling us? B-

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