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Memories of a Beautiful Disaster


Download links and information about Memories of a Beautiful Disaster by James Durbin. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 47:13 minutes.

Artist: James Durbin
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 47:13
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No. Title Length
1. Higher Than Heaven 2:56
2. All I Want 3:19
3. Love In Ruins 4:01
4. Right Behind You 3:37
5. Love Me Bad 3:26
6. Deeper 3:51
7. May 5:02
8. Screaming 3:25
9. Outcast (feat. Mick Mars) 3:37
10. Everything Burns 3:38
11. Stand Up 3:05
12. Liberate (Bonus Track) 2:44
13. Back for More (Bonus Track) 4:32



James Durbin was the default "rocker" on the 2011 season of American Idol and played the role well, covering tracks by Queen, Judas Priest, and others. He did not win, but finished in fourth place as a fan favorite for his soaring vocals and faux-hawked, "post-grunge meets hair metal" image. Durbin's post-Idol debut, 2011's Memories of a Beautiful Disaster, is much more pop than rock, and in that sense a fairly true representation of Durbin's rock theatricality and knack for wailing away on tunes packed with radio-friendly hooks. One might have expected him to deliver a dark, post-grunge album à la his AmIdol brethren Daughtry or David Cook, and certainly the leadoff track "Higher Than Heaven" packages Durbin's angelic yawlp with just enough processed electric guitar fuzz and squelch to register as nu-metal dirty. Elsewhere, listeners get a pop-friendly concoction of OneRepublic-esque uplift cuts such as "All I Want," the veritable power pop-infused "Love in Ruins," and the anthemic ballad "Love Me Bad." Ultimately, Durbin does deliver the vocal goods here on material that should appeal to his AmIdol fan base.