|Music Connection -
"Beautiful vocal lines and heartfelt lyrics, Isaacs material provides the perfect soundtrack... It's exactly the type of music that touches the heartstrings and leaves the listeners feeling good... Isaacs' voice is outstanding and he uses it to its fullest potential. Add to that the pitch perfect harmonies and this show is a must see."
Wow! Welcome to who will probably be the band
|SFK Rock Zine - Kurt Torster
David Isaacs - Timebomb, FTG
That sound you just heard was my jaw hitting the floor. Cripes! What an album! Thirteen perfect songs of midwest pop with a hard rock edge, it's the kind of album that if you were a musician, you'd strive to be this good. Intelligent lyrics, infectious melodies and gorgeous vocals have made this yet another essential purchase for 2000. All it takes is one listen to a song like "Waterfall" or "All We Are" to convince you that this is something special. "Goodbye To You" is one of those songs that had you heard it on the radio, you would stop what you were doing to find out who it was and where you could get it. "Little Angel" is another. In fact, out of the thirteen songs here, you will not find one that lets your mind wander even the slightest bit! I was hooked from beginning to end, captured with no chance to escape. I know it's become an all too easily thrown around cliche but this is hands down, one of THE best melodic rock albums of the year, or year's past for that matter.
|Fireworks Magazine-Nick Baldrian
DAVID ISSACS TIMEBOMB
|Heart Of The Rock.com - Andrew Ellis
DAVID ISAACS- TIMEBOMB (FTG RECORDS)
With a CV boasting collaborations with such luminaries as Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and even Poison, David Isaacs has spent the majority of his career making noteworthy contributions to the music industry whilst standing on the edge of it. Now, after the success of his material on indy website www.garageband.com, the release of his debut solo album‘Timebomb’ should see David Isaacs make the transition from the periphery to the centre with relative ease. Why? Because a record and artist as good as this shouldn’t linger on the fringes for too long. From the opening bars of the title track to the closing strains of ‘Paper Doll’, the incredibly seductive melodies had me floored. The material is a blend of polished melodic pop/rock with a distinctly modern feel that becomes even more captivating because of Isaacs’ incredible voice.
But then that’s a common problem with ‘Timebomb’- Highlight follows highlight with unbelievable ease. The pure pop poignancy of ‘Watching From The Moon’, with its lush orchestral and keyboard touches, and the sweeping brilliance of ‘All We Are’ initially jostled for position as best song, until I heard the truly stunning ‘Come Back Home’. Then attentions turn to the catchy strains of ‘I’ll Be Waiting here For You’ and the equally memorable upbeat pop of ‘Goodbye To You’. By now, the phrase ‘kid in a candy store’ comes to mind. David has assembled a great bunch of players on ‘Timebomb’, including Matt Laug and Nick Vincent on drums, and, interestingly enough, ex Nelson band member Joey Cathcart contributes guitar and a co-write. Indeed, this disc is probably one of the most fluidly melodic and strong-in-every-department records I have had the pleasure of hearing since Nelson’s 1999 classic ‘Life’.
Clever, expertly crafted and perfectly executed pop-rock like this doesn’t come along very often and when it does, it’s best not to get in involved in discussions about how singer songwriters are sometimes difficult to categorise. With ‘Timebomb’, there’s no need to worry about such difficulties. Just mark it ‘essential’ and leave the rest to a perfect union between your ears and your CD player. With any luck, and if people truly get what they deserve, ‘Timebomb’ will spectacularly explode and give David Isaacs, rather than those he has worked with in the past, all the attention and acclaim.