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: #7,785 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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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 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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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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Parachute's debate album is sure to be a success. Losing Sleep is nothing short of brilliant. Lead singer Will Anderson, is who keeps it all together, will be the success of the band. He has the typical alternative pop style to him, but their songs keep you entertain with their sing-along verses and addicting tempos. As their music grows, Parachute will for sure make a name for themselves.

The lyrics are relate-able to everyone. They sing from the heart and relate to mistakes, love, heartbreak and people's everyday joys and battles. Besides of course "She Is Love", some of my other favorite songs are "All That I Am", "The Mess I Made" and "Blame It On Me". Even from the song titles you can tell this CD is from the heart with the trials and tribulations life brings us. You will enjoy every song from the first to the last song. If you like Matchbox Twenty, Maroon 5 or the Dave Mathews Band, you will for sure enjoy this CD.

There are a total of 10 tracks plus the bonus track "She Is Love" (full band version). I just wish the album had a few more songs since it's entire play time is approximately 40 minutes. Oh well, this is their first album so I know more great things are yet to come.
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