MUSIC REVIEW: Evanescence

The Open Door Wind-up
Music •••½ Sound •••½
Now that Amy Lee is a big star, she gets to write a nasty song about a semi-famous ex-boyfriend and release it as a single. And she should have done that more often, because "Call Me When You're Sober" is easily the best thing here - tricky as usual for this band, but also so catchy that hundreds of bar bands are probably already covering it. Elsewhere, Evanescence has made a textbook sophomore album: heavier, more ambitious, but generally less grabbing. Still, discounting comebacks by aging rock prophets, it will likely be the most off-the-wall album to debut at No. 1 this year.

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