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Smoke & Mirrors (Amazon Exclusive Version)

Smoke & Mirrors (Amazon Exclusive Version)

March 2, 2010

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 2, 2010
  • Release Date: March 2, 2010
  • Label: DreamWorks
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Geffen Records
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  • Total Length: 48:12
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  • ASIN: B003A3XLL4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,678 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Lifehouse has great talent and their music is very easy to listen to.
JV
They are my favorite band and this is the best album they have with their best song ever on this album with All In.
chuckbakerisright
This will definitely not disappoint the longtime fans (like me!), or new listeners.
Janna Price

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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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25 of 28 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Braden Pickering on March 3, 2010
Format: Audio CD
As a fan from the beginning, I've been looking forward to this new Lifehouse album for a while and was dismayed with the release date getting pushed back a number of times. But now that it's finally here, it was totally worth the wait. True, it's not their absolute best work to date, but they did pull out a few new musical tricks that I thought were really interesting, while not straying too far from the "typical Lifehouse sound" we all know and love.

First of all, you may notice guitarist Bryce Soderberg's vocals are much more prominently featured here than on the last couple albums; the song "Wrecking Ball" is sung entirely by him and is what I would call "just okay." I also understand that some fans are turned off by the auto-tuning on the track "Here Tomorrow, Gone Today," but it's used sparingly and fits in with the vibe of the song and works really well. In fact I'd say this, for me, is the true highlight of the album. Lead vocalist Jason Wade and Bryce alternate verses and it really is the catchiest, most upbeat song on the CD. By no means would I classify it as "techno" or "dance," so don't let the exaggerated reports dissuade you from giving it a listen even if is a little more pop-oriented. And what's a Lifehouse record without a really good ballad? In this case I'd guess "It Is What It Is" will eventually be a single which will deservedly rank up there with the likes of "You and Me" and "Breathing," as another reviewer said. Otherwise the album generally maintains a mid-tempo beat with a feast of drums of guitars, which is nice but consequently there's not much in the way of real big "rockers" to be found here.

My one complaint, though a minor one, is that the album takes a while to pick up steam and really catch your attention.
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