First impressions are everything, and for Vancouver's Dakona, they have good and bad ramifications. Perfect Change is built on the kind of big, bombastic modern rock sound -- courtesy of producers Arnold Lanni and Rob Cavallo -- that should easily lure in disciples of Matchbox Twenty and the Goo Goo Dolls. Still, Dakona's approach is painfully clichéd on "Waiting," the disc's irritatingly infectious leadoff number. Vocalist and principal songwriter Ryan McAllister may be a capable frontman with a handsomeness ripe for VH1, ...

Perfect Change 2003, Maverick

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