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“Imagine if John Lennon were alive and well and had been writing an album's worth of songs every year since 1989. It’s easy if you try. Seriously, this record, the one before it, and all the Enuff Z'Nuff albums after it, have some of my favorite pop songs of all time.
“The problem is that many of them are produced as heavy metal records. The big fuzzy guitars and bombastic snare drum do their best to cover up the chord changes and melodies, but if you listen carefully, there is beauty underneath all the chaos.
“The trick is to play these songs on an acoustic guitar or piano. Hollywood Ya, Baby Loves You and Blue Island are some of my favorites. Donnie Vie and the band finally started to figure out what kind of production best suits their songs, so the more recent Enuff Z’Nuff albums are a bit more listenable from the outset.
“But the songs on Strength are so good that I have to choose it for this list. If you’re anywhere near a computer (and I assume you are since you're reading this), get on YouTube right now and search for two Enuff Z’Nuff songs, How Are You and Freak. Donnie is pure emotion, his voice is so great, and you have all the right chords underneath. His music runs through my head daily.”