New City Skyline
NCS Media Group
Street: 08.05
New City Skyline = Staind – Godsmack + Fuel

Pop rock is in good hands with New City Skyline’s latest installment, Collisions. Having garnered some initial success from their first project, NCS was more than ready to get back in the studios and hash out some sweet, catchy goodness. In no way is that a slant. I compare the album to a trip to Las Vegas. Yes, it’s flashy, bright and easily appealing, but it can also be tragic and dark, leaving one hell of a mark. Collisions starts off like a wake-up call with “Come Alive,” and then halfway through, thumps the best of anthems with “In The End” before rounding out the album with a sweet, little ballad called “Better Part of Me.” I recommend this album to anyone needing the pick-me-up of solid tunes. –Benjamin Tilton