Caleb Johnson's debut album on sale now - FOX Carolina 21

Caleb Johnson's debut album on sale now

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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Asheville native and recent American Idol winner Caleb Johnson's debut solo album went on sale Tuesday.

The album, titled "Testify," features 10 songs produced by Howard Benson.

The album is available in stores and on-line.

Below is a portion of the album review listed on iTunes:

Testify dials up the rock theatrics for a riffy, vaguely Southern-leaning romp that is surprisingly fun and entertaining. Front-loaded with two of the heaviest (and best) cuts, "Sailing Away" and "Save Me," the album also dishes out a handful of ballads and bluesy numbers but is at its best when Johnson lends his formidable chops to the type of over the top stadium thumpers that connected with fans on Idol. In those moments, he exudes a refreshing freewheeling charm that harks back to the '70s heyday of Meat Loaf and Kiss, seeming to take himself less seriously than so many other Idol alums vying for pop relevance. Or maybe it's that he takes his rock very seriously, attacking classic rock tropes with a hearty Jack Black-esque zeal that is ultimately charming.

Johnson's fans can listen to songs or download the entire album for $7.99 on iTunes.

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