Genres: pop / rock, singer / songwriter, pop
June 9 - 16 2002
|On first look, Joi
Veer's "On" album looks stupid. Really stupid. Here's why:
A) The cover art looks stupid
B) The pictures make Joi Veer look stupid
C) The lyrics are stupid
Thank goodness the music itself isn't that bad.
While nothing here is that original (it's all just basic rock/pop), the songs flow well
and are pretty darn catchy. Like many before him, Joi Veer takes a bunch of clichés
and crafts an entire album out of them. Here's a basic rundown of a few of the
twelve songs on this album:
"A Simple Wish": A nasal-voiced love song
about, well, love.
"Home": A pop song with a bit of a funk
influence. That's about it.
"I Know What I Know": Joi Veer in his sexy
rebellious stage: "I know what I know/And I won't be told any other way"
"Toxic Love": The antithesis of "A Simple
Wish", this is one of those "love is just a trick" songs. Joi Veer
tries hard rock on this song and the result is a pop song with slightly angry vocals.
Okay, so it might not be the most original thing on the
block. We shouldn't hold that against Joi Veer. He's still made a pleasant
album, and I'm sure many people will enjoy it. I just think that, with what sounds
like true talent, Joi Veer could have made so much more of an album. Alas, this is a
nice listen. Congratulations. Let's see what you can do next time.