|3. Sky Is Falling|
|5. Am I Ever Gonna Find Out|
|6. Stanley Climbfall|
|7. Out Of Breath|
|8. Just Another Name|
|9. Take Me Away|
|10. My Precious|
|11. Empty Space|
|12. The Beginning|
|13. How Long (bonus track)|
|14. Sky Is Falling (bonus track)|
Other standouts (must I pick?) are "Wash," "Just Another Name," "Take Me Away," and "Spin." The band is truly adept in writing music that is more an experience, rather than just clever wording or hooky bass riffs; I believe they accomplish this with actual MELODY and what must be a very good knowledge of composition, in order to turn in and around those beautiful resolutions the way they do.
While there's no mistaking that this music is the product of Lifehouse, I see growth and greater collaboration among the members themselves. When artists fail to grow with each album, they are accused of not doing anything different, not maturing. When they do mature, however, people will inevitably complain that "it's just not like their first one." I believe that artistic growth is much more important than the bottom line, and while I'm very disappointed that this album sold so relatively few copies, I'm glad there was little artistic sacrifice. Here's hoping they come out with their next one soon, and that the masses will rediscover how truly gifted and real these guys are.
The songwriting was very dull, the production boring, and the album continuity flat. Nothing of the great creativity that went into songs such as Everything and Breathing.
Not worth the money. Better luck next time to Lifehouse.
I just bought this CD, and I was looking forward to hearing it. But I was thoroughly disappointed. Read more