In the beginning of the new millennium,Andrew Paul Woodworth was discovered by the legendary Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and he produced Andrew?s band Elephant Ride that was signed to Sony at that time but having failed with commercial attention the band disbanded and Andrew formed Virgil and released the album "My paradise" in 2003. In 2004,he was nominated as the best male vocalist at the L.A music awards and Virgil took home the "Independent rock album of the year" award. Now,Andrew has recorded his first solo album "I hate music" which is a varied affair of different styles but mainly focuses on singer/songwriter rock. He flirts with Irish folkmusic and The Corrs on the track "Waiting all night",he also pays a visit in Eagles-land with the laid back "Hotel motel" and rocks like Suede on the distorted title track "I hate music". The cover of Beastie Boys hit "Fight for your right" is a bit odd but rather misplaced since Andrew is such a good songwriter and lyricist himself,the uptempo and happy Dexy Midnight Runners sounding "Sunrise" feels a bit awkward next to the poetic and amazingly good piano ballad "Starting to turn" which is the best track of the album. If I didn?t know better,I would believe Ben Folds had written this beautiful song. Varied it is but quite good!