Reviews of "Modern Day Idols":

2/1/21: Rag Talent (

"The latest full album release from Modern Day Idols hits all the right radio pop rock spots with a warm classic rock undertone and some touches of alternative rock shining through most tracks. 

The self-titled Modern Day Idols album boasts some killer choruses and adds in some organs, and southern rock twists and turns here and there with some memorable riffs and a ton of hooks. 

The songs are a culmination of several styles and damn can these guys write songs that stick with you hours later. You will find yourself singing these songs much later in the day. 

The record is packed solid with radio singles and it's all done with a seasoned maturity in songwriting but hold true to an inner youthful energy. 

Songs like "Lust and Alcohol" are crazy danceable and honest while others like "Goodbye Boston" are full on singalongs with anthemic undertones. 

These songs sound familiar and warm and the wild peaks through from time to time in the form of belting vocals and twangy guitar solos while pianos pound in the background. 

Modern Day Idols sure know how to get you hooked on their sound and any fans of rock will love this record. 

There are emotionally driven power ballads that have a 90's radio rock feel to them as well and it's all coated in lush vocal harmonies and heart. 

Get into this record, you'll find a number of singles to add to your rock playlists." 


2/18/21: PopRock Record (

"Like Tom Petty and Greg Kihn before them, Boston’s Modern Day Idols demonstrate how jangle can be woven into the very core of modern poprock. MDI have a great song with “Not the Only One” from their recent self-titled album but the jangle lead guitar just adds that extra dimension of bliss. I’m liking their whole LP – it’s all eminently listenable – but this particular song just won’t vacate my short term memory."  -Dennis Pilon @Poprock Record


Live Reviews:

Modern Day Idols & Speed Fossil
The Porch, Medford, MA. February 04, 2022:

"Modern Day Idols paint from a broader pop pallet. The songs often sound like they were born on main man Chris Wagner's big white acoustic. The tunes tend to wear their collective heart on their singer-songwriter sleeve. He's a thoughtful, emotionally honest, sing it to the cheap seats kind of everyman. The band is tight. Drummer Stephen Hart mugs and kicks it hard on a busy kit. Esteemed local gunslinger Tony Savarino adds the tasty, hot licks. The guest keyboard player fits the bill. Whereas most of the bands I hear, if they get a break, get it in the new world version of left of the dial the Modern Day Idols seem to aspire to something more further up the populist dial.

-John Keegan/Boston Groupie News(