14 Shades of Grey Import, Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
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Staind's 2001 sophmore album Break The Cycle was the biggest selling rock album released that year, selling over five million copies on the strenght of smash singles, most notably "It's Been Awhile." In addition, their Elektra debut Dysfunction, has sold nearly two million copies. Picking up that momentum comes their highly anticipated new album 14 Shades Of Grey, fourteen shards of sonic fury and introspective intensity, tempered by songwriting well beyond anything the band has achieved before. As a bonus, initial orders of 14 Shades Of Grey will include a free DVD featuring a home-movie documentary of the band's history since 1996, with exclusive live and behind the scenes footage from the studio, backstage nad everywhere in between.
The Beatles had the White Album, Metallica, a black album, and now Staind has its gray album. While lumped in with the often indistinguishable nu metal crowd, Staind stands out, thanks in part to memorable ballads, such as the pained and beautiful "It's Been A While" and "Epiphany" from the quartet's 2001 breakthrough Break the Cycle. Their latest represents a natural progression; realizing the commercial potential of the poignant but heavy rock ballad, they've penned a slew of them. The light and cheery "How About You" is radio-ready, while the layered, string-backed "So Far Away," and honest and grateful musing on success, is another get-out-the lighters showcase for singer Aaron Lewis. Lewis's beautiful ode for his baby, "Zoe Jane," a tribute to late Alice in Chains vocalist Layne Staley ("Layne," which intentionally and effectively cops Alice's signature sound), and the grandiose thank-you note "Intro" are more strong, overtly introspective entries in Lewis' sometimes mushy, sometimes touching CD diary. --Katherine Turman
Top Customer Reviews
The album is nothing like "Break the cycle".for a start it is much softer.but this is not a bad point.the album is really good.it showcases frontman aaron lewis's vocal ability and also lyrical ability.the guitar parts are very good(this is a distict ability exclusive to staind.even in a slow song like "zoe jane",they have a heavy riff for the chorus).the drumming is also good except in the track "reality"(it feels like the drummer forgot what he has to play).
Truly speeking this album is great.but if your expecting it to be as good as "break the cycle" then i can't make any promises."price to play","so far away","zoe jane","fill me up" and "falling down" are the best tracks in the album.
Even if the album is not as heavy as its predecessor,it's difference from it is remarkable and the courage of the band to go out of the way and make a totally different album is worth appreciating.
1. Price to Play(5/5)- I heard this song on the radio and knew I had to pick up this CD
2. How About You(4/5)- This is a slower song that has a good beat and a good rythym so you can really get into this song
3.So Far Away(4/5)- This song was released and I was happy. It is a very good song.
4.Yesterday(4.5/5)- First song with cussing, but that makes it good.
5. Fray(4/5)- A all around good song
6. Sweet Zoe Jane(5/5)- First true slow song on the CD. It is a very good song that can be put on repeat and never get old
7. Fill Me UP(4/5)- a good song with good opening music.
8. Layne(3/5)- One of my least favorites on the CD
This is the best part of the CD. #9-14
9. Falling Down(5/5)- MY FAVORITE SONG ON THE CD...PERIOD
10. Reality(5/5)- This song is down right kick-@$$. The chourus is hard to imagine the lung capacity of Aaron Lewis. Try to sing it like he does.
11. Tonight(5/5)- Great song
12. Could It Be(5/5)- Great song about being youself. Sounds sappy but once you hear it you willchange your mind.
13. Blow Away(4/5)-Good song
14. Intro(5/5)- In this song Aaron thanks his family for putting up with him. He also critisizes people for underestimated his band. Does this title hint the next CD?
I will only give this album 2 stars because it still does have about 2-3 songs that are good. The one song that i do think has the most kick is of course the new single, Price to Play. Almost everyone has heard this song and i wish the other songs would be just like this one.
Most recent customer reviews
This band is the reason why everyone hates LB, not only are they coprate controlled, they are also managers of really terrible bands. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2008 by ...
Wow. I don't if its just me or not, but I can't stand what staind has become. I guess i'll just continue to listen to Dysfunction, when they were actually a heavy metal band.Published on April 2 2004 by K. Adkins
Alot of people have critisized this album for being too slow, saying that Staind have "sold out". I'll tell you now thats wrong. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2003
This cd is awesome. i like the whole cd but id have to say the first 6 are my fav.'s. i have both the other albums of theirs and they just rock. Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2003
This album's ok. way 2 soft though the best songs are "price to play",and "Fill me up" overall id say by there othre album ,
Break The Cycle, its much more hardcore than this... Read more
This album has been in my cd non stop since it came out .This album will rock you and the lyrics will take you to the next leval. The song Yesterday is by far Stainds best. Read morePublished on June 30 2003 by Byron Fear