Helios  (Epic)
by The Fray

FOR FANS OF: OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons, The Script
Rating: 3 Stars

Even with monstrous mainstream fame, The Fray never shies away from matters of faith (“How To Save A Life,” “You Found Me”), and there’s once again plenty of uplifting and contemplative lyrics throughout this fourth long-player. Though the group’s signature piano pop surfaces on occasion, there seems to be a greater gravitation toward gang-styled choruses and massive electronic beats, which sometimes succeed but periodically appear too derivative of today’s top 40.
– Andy Argyrakis

WE LIKE: “Love Don’t Die”


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Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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