Jamie Alimorad – Cornerstone/Words Left Unsaid Review

Published on January 12th, 2013
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Released by: Self Release

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Melodic Rock/Pop

Links: www.facebook.com/jamiealimorad

 

 

 Tracklist:

1. Tiffany

2. Dancing With You

3. Can’t Stop Thinking About You

4. Someday, Somewhere

5. Weapon

6. That’s What She Said

7. Beautiful

8. Get You Back

9. Does It Really Have To End This Way

10. Crawling Back To Me

11. Don’t Say It’s Over

12. Forever And A Day

 

Out of Boston comes singer/songwriter JAMIE ALIMORAD and I am safe to say that finally we have here a true AOR performer in the original 80s American tradition. His mentor was FEE WAYBILL and musically he is influenced by RICK SPRINGFIELD.

The 4 incredible catchy tunes on his 2010 released debut EP ‘Cornerstone’ come across like a mix between the 80s Poprock of BRYAN ADAMS, RICHARD MARX, DENNIS DEYOUNG, RICK MATHEWS, DANNY WILDE and a strong touch of 80s Classic AOR/Radiorock that recall SIGNAL, JIMMY DAVIS, VAN STEPHENSON and PREVIEW. Jamie’s vocals are spot-on and breathe pure 80s American AOR and so is the music, which in the end makes this EP a wet dream for any fan of 80s American Singer-Songwriter AOR-Rock. Uptempo catchy AOR/Poprock is the name of the game on especially the EP ‘Cornerstone’, with such tunes like “What you have”, “She is…” and the massive sounding “Say with me” (in the style of the ANDY TAYLOR classic “I might lie”), all a must-hear if you’re a real AOR fan!

Closing track “In her smile” is a little more laid-back, but still AOR all the way and actually sounding dangerously close to VAN STEPHENSON and BRYAN ADAMS! The new and also first full-length CD of Jamie is titled ‘Words left unsaid’ and happily this record continues the style of the EP, so once again happy summer radiofriendly catchy AOR/Poprock with clean melodies, catchy hooks and superb vocals. Highlights on this CD are the uptempo Rockers “Tiffany” (RICK SPRINGFIELD meets the very first HAREM SCAREM!), “Does it really have to end this way?”, “Dancing with you” and “Don’t say it’s over”, the midtempo “Beautiful” and the fantastic closing AOR ballad “Forever and a day”. The album is a little more diverse than the EP and also add some modern Rock influences (kinda like the latest NIGHT RANGER and RICK SPRINGFIELD albums during a song like “Crawling back to me”), which is a good thing and also the production/sound quality is huge, compared to the EP!

If there’s one artist I would like to highly recommend at the moment then it is JAMIE ALIMORAD. Now this is how AOR should sound like! Forget all those European AOR wanna-bee bands and all the AOR label organised projects, because here we have something really original in the shape of a multi-instrumentalist/ singer/songwriter, who is able to write original catchy AOR/Melodic Poprock tunes in the style of the American/Canadian tradition of legendary artists like VAN STEPHENSON, RICK MATHEWS, RICK SPRINGFIELD, BRYAN ADAMS, BUTCH WALKER, BERNIE LABARGE, STAN MEISSNER and even STAN BUSH!

 

www.myspace.com/jamiealimorad
www.twitter.com/jamiealimorad
www.reverbnation.com/jamiealimorad
www.jango.com/music/jamiealimorad
www.soundcloud.com/jamie-alimorad
www.jamiealimorad.bandcamp.com

 

 

Written by Gabor

Ratings    Gabor     9/10

 

 

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Comments

  1. Posted by Lou on January 15th, 2013, 13:13 [Reply]

    I’ve seen Jamie in concert several times in New York and if you like the albums, you need to catch a concert of his. Wow! This guy is even better in person!

  2. Posted by Emily on January 15th, 2013, 13:19 [Reply]

    I saw Jamie play at the Whisky A Go-Go this summer and he was amazing. He headlined and the other bands were all heavy metal. Idk how he got on that bill, but regardless he turned that whole crowd into his fans. It was awesome seeing all the metal heads, male and female, bopping up and down and dancing. Can’t wait to see him again!

  3. Posted by Rich on January 15th, 2013, 13:26 [Reply]

    Hard rocking guitars and killer vocals! You’d have to be crazy not to like him!

  4. Posted by Jessica on January 15th, 2013, 13:41 [Reply]

    Hot, sexy, talented, nobody is better than Jamie!

  5. Posted by Katie on January 15th, 2013, 13:45 [Reply]

    I’ve been following Jamie since his first shows at Northeastern. He’s grown tremendously and he is an incredible person! Nobody deserves success more than him.

  6. Posted by Erika on January 15th, 2013, 13:47 [Reply]

    Just took a listen to his music! Wow he’s amazing! Thank you Myglobalmind for introducing me to such great talent!

  7. Posted by Kara on January 15th, 2013, 14:30 [Reply]

    Started listening to Jamie a few days ago via ReverbNation and he’s an extremely talented guy.

  8. Posted by Erica Brady on January 15th, 2013, 14:39 [Reply]

    The definition of a hot singer!

  9. Posted by Stephanie on January 15th, 2013, 14:53 [Reply]

    Straight out of Boston! Jamie is amazing!

  10. Posted by Sally on January 15th, 2013, 14:55 [Reply]

    Been listening to Jamie for the past year and a half and he’s the best singer I’ve heard in a long time!

  11. Posted by Rebecca on January 15th, 2013, 15:02 [Reply]

    Great review for two great albums! Jamie is the best!

  12. Posted by Linday on January 15th, 2013, 15:18 [Reply]

    I’m a huge fan of Jamie Alimorad. He’s got a great sound – great look – great everything. Love his writing and hope to see him in person some day soon.

  13. Posted by Katelyn on January 15th, 2013, 18:44 [Reply]

    I love Jamie’s music!! He’s just a great singer :)

  14. Posted by Keri on January 15th, 2013, 19:17 [Reply]

    What a singer!

  15. Posted by Jackie B on January 15th, 2013, 22:29 [Reply]

    Great songs, great albums and he’s got a great body. Just saying ;)

  16. Posted by Rosanna on January 16th, 2013, 14:15 [Reply]

    I love this album! Beautiful is my favorite song!

  17. Posted by Melissa on January 16th, 2013, 14:19 [Reply]

    That’s What She Said is the best!

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