Losing Sleep

August 4, 2009 | Format: MP3

$10.49
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  • Label: Mercury Records
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  • Total Length: 49:57
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  • ASIN: B002J0QFE4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,749 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Oh well, this is their first album so I know more great things are yet to come.
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All I know is that the lead male singer has a terrific voice, the music seems genuine, soothing and all of this caused me to search out Parachute's music.
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A couple of songs are ok, listenable, but on the whole, this isn't an album that I would consider for repeat listenings.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By HuskerDog on August 7, 2009
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I have to admit that after listening to the original version of Parachute's "Losing Sleep" several times, the majority of songs were kind of just THERE...some decent pop background tracks to steal the silence away from doing chores at home or at work...but nothing to take too seriously.

One song did stand out from the rest for me, "The Mess I Made", and I figured that maybe some day I could download just that one. It was really the only song that sounded like it came from the heart and its melody was one that moved me. I liked the title/song topic. And while I don't quite get the connection that some people say this album has concerning another band I really like, The Fray, I do think comparisons to Maroon 5 are justified.

Its difficult to rate an album that doesn't have any certain flow to it...the songs bounce back and forth between various styles of pop and pop/rock, but I do think it's a bit unfair to label all the music as generic. If I remember correctly, I once heard an interview with these guys in which they explained that "She Is Love" wasn't originally intended to be on this album...it was written longer ago and played at some of their shows...but outside influence not only got it on the album, but made it the first single. This simple song is anything but generic (the acoustic version), and while not one that I'm necessarily in love with, it's a song that's not manufactured-sounding in any way.

The bonus tracks on the deluxe version really did end up being the catalyst to my purchase, because these three extra songs not only prove that there's some real music coming from Parachute, but IMO they are better than the rest of the songs combined.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. Fales on August 11, 2009
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The first time I heard a Parachute song was during a Nivea commercial. Needless to say, the song in that commercial is what ultimately turned me on to them. With a mixture of sweet vocals and radio-ready pop rock, this band is quite good. If you'd like a mixture of Maroon 5, Hanson, Rob Thomas, and a dash of Augustana then this band if for you. If not, give it a try anyway because reading a review on an artist is completely different from actually listening to them and coming up with your own impressions on them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EuReka VINE VOICE on July 28, 2009
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This album is great, excellent mix of vocals, background themes/sound effect, excellent rhythm and tune!

You can tell the lead singer really loves what he is doing in the way he sounds... it just feels real and down to earth and is a pleasure on the ears.

If you love classical rock/pop you will for sure love parachute and I am sure it will live up to all it's hype you may give it.

All my friends that heard this playing on my iPod have all asked what was that just playing and I can tell people are interested in it.

Excellent album, I highly recommend it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan Moore VINE VOICE on March 18, 2010
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I listened to this once when it arrived, and forgot pretty much every song within a minute of them ending. By the time I'd heard the whole record, I forgot to import it into iTunes. It's sat on a shelf for months, not listened to once until I pulled it back out to write this review.

The verdict? Nicely produced, bland pop songs with guitars that will make a good background for your next dinner party. If you're the kind of person who buys two or three CDs a year, and you have anything by, say, Dido in your collection, you might enjoy this.

Aural wallpaper -- and it's still not in my iTunes Library!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Divers on August 11, 2009
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Parachute is an amazing band! A lot like Maroon 5 so if you like them you've got to check them out! The single She Is Love is just the start of a great record. I got the next singe, Under Control when it was the featured single on iTunes and love it! The three bonus tracks are great. Hearing his voice acoustic is the best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Music Lover on August 10, 2009
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Parachute is one of those bands that you can instantly fall in love with. I always describe them as "guilty pleasure power pop". It's just so darn catchy that you have to like it! Sure, it may not be entirely unique in it's style, but it's fun to listen to and a great quality CD. Totally worth a purchase, I have it on repeat quite frequently and enjoy almost every track on the CD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By owookiee VINE VOICE on August 8, 2009
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1. All That I Am - Nice slow pop rock
2. Back Again - A little peppier and delivery is somewhat Jamiroquai-like.
3. She - Slow methodical ballad.
4. The Mess I Made - very slow building 'woe is me' song. I could picture this one as a country song if some twang were added to it.
5. She is Love - acoustic and soft, a lovely song. When this first came out I thought it was Plain White T's (Hey There Delilah)
6. Ghost - faster paced, more unique guitar work on this one
7. Under Control - another with a more funkier beat, but lyrics are nothing to brag about
8. Blame It on Me - a more feel good peppier tune
9. Words Meet Heartbeats - One of my favorites from the CD, happy and fast paced, could easily picture this as a Counting Crows song.
10. The New Year - This sounds like a parody song. So overly happy and the corniest lyrics.
11. Bonus Track - Repeat of track 5, but with full band instead of acoustic. Sounds like the mixing in of the band wasn't done very expertly, sometimes the vocals sound kind of muted.

The lead singer's singing voice is a little too high for my taste, a voice like that often times it sounds whiney. I'm not even sure why he reaches so high so much, because the subtle vibrato in his lower notes is really nice.
I disagree with other reviewers who think their sound is too homogenous from song to song - to me they ranged everywhere from Jamiroquai to Matchbox 20 to Toby Keith to Counting Crows to God's Pottery.
Overall, I can listen to the whole thing through and not get bored in the middle of it. So many albums have songs on it I just can't stand, which ruins the whole thing to some degree, and Losing Sleep does not have that problem.
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