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Spiritual Machines

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1. Right Behind You (Mafia)
2. In Repair
3. Life
4. Middle of Yesterday
5. Are You Sad?
6. Made to Heal
7. R.K. 1949-97
8. Everyone's a Junkie
9. R.K. On Death
10. All My Friends
11. If You Believe
12. The Wonderful Future

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0012GN0TY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,120 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Edward Nigma on April 7, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Quite possibly the most well-balanced album ever made.

OLP started out as a grungy, heavy-rock band with very deep and thought-provoking lyrics. OLP, more or less, remained true to their "classic" style for their first three albums. While OLP's older style remains deeply loved by many fans to this day, it is evident that many "mainstream" listeners tend to not be attracted to this style of music.

It is obvious that the band realized their lack of recognition in the mainstream community and it appears as if, during the Spiritual Machines era, the band started experimenting with a more mainstream sound. This of course would eventually lead to "Gravity" (an album that is, in my opinion, over-produced and lacking in many areas).

I consider Spiritual Machines to be an album that has both elements of OLP in it (their newer mainstream sound, mixed with the cryptic lyrics and deep song meanings of their former selves). Because of this, I feel that Spiritual Machines has a quality that I have very rarely heard in a rock album: a mainstream sound without making the sacrifice of having boring, shallow lyrics. In fact, I would go as far to say that I never heard this quality in a rock album before; the vast majority of today's radio friendly bands fuel their "catchy tunes" with pointless garble that is considered to be lyrics.

It is truly a rarity to hear an album of this calliber. I would strongly suggest picking up this album regardless of whether or not you're an OLP fan.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chris on May 25, 2004
Format: Audio CD
With this album and the bands latest release, Gravity, the band has released the WORST songs on the album as singles. I held off on buying this album for YEARS because I absolutley despised the songs that I was hearing on the radio. I'm very cynical of the new music industry, and with songs like "Life" and "Mafia", even Our Lady Peace had managed to fall victim to my pessimism.
I realize that this is almost cliche, but a friend played the album for me and I was... shocked. I heard "The Wonderful Future" and left to buy the album. To this day, I still skip tracks 2 and 5, which is why the album gets a four. Normally, for having to skip two songs, I'd give an album three stars, but the rest of the album MORE than makes up for the bands lack of judgement on the aforementioned radio staples. Good job guys.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B on March 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I know that a lot of people group Our Lady Peace into that generic/corporate friendly rock much like Matchbox 20, but that is very unfair. Matchbox 20 could never make an album as brilliant as "Spiritual Machines". This is clearly OLP's best album, which is saying a lot because "Naveed", "Clumsy", and "Happiness..." are fantastic albums as well. "Spiritual Machines" is more or less a concept album based on Ray Kurzweil's "The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence". Throughout the album, there are audio snippets of that particular work. And while some may say they don't add anything to the album, I think it greatly enhances it, bringing it up to that next level. They are all very short (about 20 seconds on average), and flow nicely with the music. But obviously, nobody is buying this album to listen to the audio clips. It's the music itself that warrants a purchase, because it's some of OLP's most creative, and best all-around.
A 5 second intro from Ray leads right into the opening track, "Right Behind You (Mafia)". This is one of OLP's catchiest tracks, and really does a fantastic job of pulling you into the album. I'm very surprised this song wasn't a big hit (I don't even think it was released as a single). 9/10
After another brief RK clip comes "In Repair", which was the first single from the album. This is a slower paced song, in which lead singer Raine Maida uses the metaphor of comparing man to machine. Excellent stuff. 10/10
Next comes the anthematic "Life", a very upbeat song that suggests "Life is waiting for you..so messed up, but we'll survive". This was the second single from the album, and an obvious choice at one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Whitey D on June 10, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I've just discovered the amazing music of Our Lady Peace, and Spiritual Machines is the album I started my collection with. It only took a couple listens to Life to realize I must have this CD. And I was blown away from the second it hit my CD player. I've since purchased all other OLP CD's and I must say, this is the best of them all. They perfectly blend the sometimes heavy sound of Clumsy and the softer Happiness... and mold it into a new amazing sound. The songs themselves are slower and less punchy but with more raw emotion. Spiritual Machines is supposed to be a concept album based on Ray Kurzweil's book The Age of Spirtual Machines, but I think only a couple songs revolve around it. The various R.K samples throughout the ablum are wondefully freaky, but do nothing but build anticipation for the wonderful music beyond. Every single song is a highlight, there is not one lacking track on the album.
From the immidiate hook of Mafia, the album grabs you and doesn't let go. It's the perfect opening song. It's catchy enough to stick in your head, but interesting enough to keep you coming back. The lyrics talk about the beauty of the mob, and the romance that comes with loyalty and the feeling of someone having your back. (That's my take on it anyways). The beautiful In Repair is the next song, it talks about love through two machines, and the longing to be human, be able to make mistakes and avoid "repair". It's one of the best on the album. The song Life follows, it's a nice song, the reason I bought the album, but isn't the best song at all. It's got a really great heavy/soft vibe though. Middle of Yesterday is a wonderful song that sounds like it might have been on Happiness or Clumsy.
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