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Album Review

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, but he doesn't help matters with a voice that's a dead ringer for Our Lady Peace's Raine Maida. "Revelation" and "Trampoline" fare a little better and do have the kind of cavernous choruses that made Creed a household name, but while the songs are well written, they suffer from the same sort of anonymity that kept radio-active outfits of yore like Tonic and Vertical Horizon from having any real staying power. ~ John D. Luerssen, Rovi

Customer Reviews

These guys are the real deal

I first heard Dakona live when they opened up for Better than Ezra in Perk City Utah in 2003. I had never heard of them and was anxious for them to get on and get it over with so I could hear BTE. They opened up with waiting and from the first few seconds I knew I had stumbled onto something great. They were amazing and almost stole the show. I went and bought A Perfect Change as soon as it hit the market. It has become one of my favorite albums of all time. I would recommend this album to anyone who loves alternative music. You will not be sorry!

A band really worth checking out!

I first heard Dakona in concert in Vancouver, B.C., late-summer 2000, in a relatively small venue. They were an excellent show! This band is full of talent and the entire CD is a very good listen. I sure hope they make another CD soon because I love Ryan's voice, not to mention the band members are all good-lookin'! :) Be sure to listen to Dakona!


I heard these guys in person in a small Ohio town a few years back and was blown away. They've got incredible energy and are great songwriters. Must Buy. It's a shame they've only got one album on iTunes for the moment, but I always check back.


Formed: 1997 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Cana

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

Dakona formed in the mid-'90s when Ryan McAllister and his cousin, John Biondolillo, teamed up with their friends Shane Dueck and Brook Winstanley. Spending their free time rehearsing in an old barn, Dakona played any gig they could get, including opening for a sex therapist, something that surprised McAllister. When he and the rest of Dakona showed up for the gig, they saw a microphone. Believing it was a minimalist band, they didn't think anything of it. When the sex therapist hit the stage, Dakona...
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