Van Saint II

By Julie Kirsh

The best place to listen to Van Zant II is riding shotgun in a Chevette. The best adjective to describe it is mundane.

Instead of being full of twangy-goodness, Van Zant II is a painful rehash of an ’80s hair band–like Bon Jovi and Poison in a drunken jam session. Should you even bother to expect more from a band that lists their endorsers prominently in the liner notes?

The songs range from cringe-worthy power ballad "Heart of An Angel" to middle America rock anthem "Oklahoma." Unless you’re jonesin’ for a 1983 fix, pass this one up.