Smoke & Mirrors (Deluxe Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version)

March 2, 2010 | Format: MP3

$12.49
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  • Label: DreamWorks
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  • Total Length: 1:06:58
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  • ASIN: B003A4B282
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,865 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

They sound great and have good songs.
Broadway'sTribute
As usual, they have managed to bring a fresh musical sound with lyrics as heartfelt and amazing as ever.
Janna Price
LOVE this album and any Lifehouse fan that hasn't got it in their collection...GO get it !!
Mrs. Leslie Baird

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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Michael Yovkovich VINE VOICE on March 2, 2010
Format: Audio CD
There's some things I've realized over my years listening to music. Third Eye Blind will never top their debut album, neither will matchbox twenty, and the same can be said for Los Angeles Pop-Rockers Lifehouse. That being said, this latest effort comes closer than any of their prior releases have and is a tribute to the band's staying power that it is actually picking up steam ten years into its' history. This album by far has the most depth to it in comparison to previous releases "Who We Are," "Stanley Climbfall" and their 2005 self-titled effort. The album plays out as such:

1. All In- 9/10
Rhythmic verses build up nicely to an uptempo soaring chorus. This is a great way to start off the album, and is sure to be a great song to hear live.

2. Nerve Damage- 7/10
When I first heard the intro of this song, I thought I was listening to the Foo Fighters' "Pretender." This song builds up slightly, but is one of the weaker songs on the album because it really doesn't have a hook to pull you in.

3. Had Enough- 10/10
Surefire third single in my opinion. Great verses mixed with solid backing vocals build up to a very catchy chorus. This is a real toe tapper that will be another great song to hear live.

4. Halfway Gone- 8/10
After hearing all the other songs on this album, it's surprising that this was picked as the first single. The tune is catchy and uptempo enough, but it lacks the hooks of some of the other more catchy singles. Nonetheless, still a solid song that is doing great at radio right now.

5. It Is What It Is- 10/10
If possible, I'd give this song a 12. It's up there with "Broken" and "Simon" for me as one of my favorite Lifehouse songs.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Michael Yovkovich VINE VOICE on March 2, 2010
Format: Audio CD
There's some things I've realized over my years listening to music. Third Eye Blind will never top their debut album, neither will matchbox twenty, and the same can be said for Los Angeles Pop-Rockers Lifehouse. That being said, this latest effort comes closer than any of their prior releases have and is a tribute to the band's staying power that it is actually picking up steam ten years into its' history. This album by far has the most depth to it in comparison to previous releases "Who We Are," "Stanley Climbfall" and their 2005 self-titled effort. The album plays out as such:

1. All In- 9/10
Rhythmic verses build up nicely to an uptempo soaring chorus. This is a great way to start off the album, and is sure to be a great song to hear live.

2. Nerve Damage- 7/10
When I first heard the intro of this song, I thought I was listening to the Foo Fighters' "Pretender." This song builds up slightly, but is one of the weaker songs on the album because it really doesn't have a hook to pull you in.

3. Had Enough- 10/10
Surefire third single in my opinion. Great verses mixed with solid backing vocals build up to a very catchy chorus. This is a real toe tapper that will be another great song to hear live.

4. Halfway Gone- 8/10
After hearing all the other songs on this album, it's surprising that this was picked as the first single. The tune is catchy and uptempo enough, but it lacks the hooks of some of the other more catchy singles. Nonetheless, still a solid song that is doing great at radio right now.

5. It Is What It Is- 10/10
If possible, I'd give this song a 12. It's up there with "Broken" and "Simon" for me as one of my favorite Lifehouse songs.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By HuskerDog on March 2, 2010
Format: Audio CD
There are a lot of positives to Smoke & Mirrors, Lifehouse's fifth album in a decade. But I can't help but dwell on an element to the band's music I've noticed before and is especially prominent on this release.

I fell in love with Lifehouse because of slower, intimate songs like "Simon", "Somewhere In Between" and "Everything". I felt the connection and closeness Jason had with those songs, and I found the pulsating, ethereal synths to be the perfect backdrop to his passionate delivery of their moody melodies and lyrics.

Since No Name Face, only three songs ("You and Me", "Broken" and "Storm") have had a similar impact. I've been anticipating Smoke & Mirrors, hoping to find something that would strike a chord with me.

This record is similar to the band's last effort, Who We Are. The notion that roughly half the tracks capture the feel of a live show isn't quite as true as Lifehouse would like you to believe. A couple of songs have a bit more of a heavy edge to them, but Who We Are also included some rockers. The best high energy song for me is the opener, "All In". The chorus is very intense and this is definitely one of the best tracks on the album. The next track, "Nerve Damage", has an intriguing rhythm and a little bit of a live feel, but most of the rest of the tracks are very tight and studio polished to perfection (almost a little TOO perfect at times). The sound is super punchy and crisp. These tunes are very catchy and melodic. This IS a very good pop rock album. Any Lifehouse fan yearning for a more upbeat record gets their wish. There isn't a lackluster song in the bunch. However, I get the feeling these songs are a bit forced and crafted rather than born from inspiration.
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