- See Raine Maida's list of Music You Should Hear
|1. All For You|
|2. Do You Like It|
|3. Somewhere Out There|
|5. Made Of Steel|
|6. Not Enough|
|7. Sell My Soul|
|9. Bring Back The Sun|
|10. A Story About A Girl|
I've been a die-hard OLP fan since the release of Naveed, until now that is. Any true OLP fan knows that the band was always at it's best when not over produced and the music not too thought-out...when the tracks just came together as they did on Naveed and Spiritual Machines. These albums just seemed more...raw, more edgy. There was one member who undoubtedly influenced this aspect of OLP's music - former guitarist Mike Turner. There are only a couple of tracks on this album for which he is credited and you can still hear his influence on them.
Why did Mike leave? Though I've never been able to find a difinitive answer (other than the standard "atristic differences"), I've come to assume that it resulted from Raine's (and the record label - Sony) desire to make the music more accessible (meaning, alter the sound) to the masses and go after the American market - more money, even though the band was wildly successful here at home. Mr. Turner, apparently was more worried about his artisitic integrity than breaking into new markets. Hooray for him.
Though I will never disparage Raine's lyrical or vocal talents, nor those of Mr. Turner's replacement Steve Mazur, I can't say that I'm a fan anymore. Mike took the soul of he band when he left. I can't blame him for not wanting to put his name on the watered-down, popped-up, whiny version of a formerly great sound that exists today.
The tracks that came to mind are, made of steel, innocent, somewhere out there, not enough, bring back the sun.
Although there isn't any horrible tracks, the songs really lack alot. Example the second track, "do you like it, ya ya, x2".
To sum it all up in a sentence,
a short album with all nice tracks but lacks work.
all for you - 10/10
do you like it - 10/10
somewhere out there - 11/10... Read more