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Ingraham Hill
Look Your Best
Rock Ridge Music
www.ingramhillmusic.com


Let me start with the positives about Ingram Hill's latest, Look Your Best. The group definitely has their act together. They have a professional, clean sound. Their upbeat, catchy pop rock ballads are extremely radio-friendly. I would liken them to bands such as Train, BBMak, or The Goo Goo Dolls.

The strange thing about Ingram Hill is that they have the kind of sound that could easily be successful, but it's almost so mainstream already that it's hard to find a hook that would make people pay attention. Some of the lyrics border on trite, for instance, in "Burn Out Your Flame", they sing "So when failure looks you in the eye / And there's nowhere left to run and hide / And all you've got is what's inside..." Also, a few songs like "Lady Grey" are so clean they sound like [if the lyrics were changed slightly], they could be almost Christian rock worship songs.

Basically, though Ingram Hill isn't my cup of tea, they are certainly good at what they do. Nothing really stands out as memorable which could be a potential problem in such a saturated music industry as ours. My guess is that if Ingram Hill can work at getting a young, loyal female fan base, I am sure they could be successful.

-Kelsey Rodgers

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