Put on a song from Native Sons by Strangeways and I get that silly look on my face, play a song from Walk On by Boston and I will dance like the AOR nerd I will always be or show me the artwork of To The Power of Three and I´ll be ready to show you some of the best air-keyboards you´ve ever seen.
When members from all these bands join together to form All 4 1 and then pound their chests like gorillas and call their debut album The World´s Best Hope, well that my friends is like calling themselves the Muhammad Ali of AOR. Except this is nothing more than building castles in the air because I feel all empty inside after have listened to these 11 songs.
How come I get the feeling Robert Berry, Terry Brock, Gary Pihl and Matt Starr didn´t actually put their heart nor the passion into this album but instead only finished a job they got paid to do. The production from Alessandro Del Vecchio isn´t even worthy to be released as a demo. Avoid!