Season 5 of American Idol featured 26-year-old Chris Daughtry from North Carolina. He did very well on the show, finishing 4th and impressing the folks at RCA. As a result, this was an absolutely huge album for 2006, selling over four million copies in the U.S. and spawning five Top 40 hits and two others that charted high on the rock charts.
The debut album Daughtry went 4x Platinum, propelling Daughtry to the upper echelon of U.S. rock bands. This album didn't leave quite the mark as the debut, but overall though, this proved to be a successful follow-up, and I don't detect anything more than a very slight sophomore slump here.
Unfortunately for Daughtry, the downward trend in sales and airplay continued with this album. It's not a knock on the quality of the material, but rather that the novelty has worn off since Chris Daughty is getting further removed from his success on American Idol.
I had this easily pegged as a top ten album for the year when I heard it was coming out, but it is definitely not in the mix. I hope this doesn't kill a chance for album 5, and I hope album 5 sounds more like album 1.