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The Reckoning

NEEDTOBREATHEAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

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“We wanted to make an important record in the way that people used to make records. Bands rarely have the time that allows them to create a game-changing album like Born to Run, Rumours, or Damn The Torpedoes. So we said, ‘Let's set ourselves up to do that. Let's believe in the songs enough that we're willing to take the time they need and really push ourselves. It may ... Read more in Amazon's NEEDTOBREATHE Store

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  • Audio CD (September 20, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B005DKGNMG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,290 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Oohs and Ahhs
2. White Fences
3. Drive All Night
4. A Place Only You Can Go
5. Slumber
6. The Reckoning
7. Able
8. Maybe They're On To Us
9. Wanted Man
10. Keep Your Eyes Open
11. Tyrant Kings
12. Devil's Been Talkin'
13. Angel At My Door
14. Learn To Love

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The Reckoning is the follow-up to the band's acclaimed album The Outsiders, which debuted in the Top 20 of the Billboard Top 200. The Reckoning is a confident and fresh-sounding collection from a band coming into its own as a world class rock n' roll outfit. Inspired by the dynamics they had developed on the road, the band was determined to capture their on-stage energy and exhilarating live performances, along with their experimental recording ideas, on record. With the arena-ready "Drive All Night," the swagger of "White Fences" and its epic title track, The Reckoning fulfills on the promise of the band's first three albums, offering a powerful and memorable sound that defines the band's ambitions clearly and makes NEEDTOBREATHE one of the most exciting bands to watch.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EartotheGround Music review September 20, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
This is the review we posted at eartothegroundmusic.com:
After 2 years, a tour with Taylor Swift, and right before embarking on another tour (with Matthew Mayfield and one date with Clarensau), NeedToBreathe has released its fourth studio album, "The Reckoning". Fans waited for two years, but they will not be disappointed with this effort. "The Reckoning" marks a high water mark for the band and maybe for rock this year. It really is that good.

Here's what you need to know: NeedToBreathe rocks. Its not simple rock music though. Its smooth, its clean, it sounds fresh and it sounds great. This album is so complete, with 14 tracks, that the fact that we waited for 2 years seems like no big deal. There is no filler on this album and that is a phenomenal thing. This is the band's 3rd straight 14 track album, which is something that never happens anymore. Its unfortunate that I have to taut that as a high point, but it's a huge album filled with huge sound. The instrumentation is superb and the album sounds like they took those two years, made it sound tighter, made it sound like they had grown, and made music that you can feel more than their other albums, which is hard to do.

The only complaint (I only have 1 minor complaint) is that this album sounds too big for an mp3 player or computer. It practically begs to be heard in an arena. I've seen Coldplay live and their sound can fill an arena, but when you listen to the album, you don't feel like it needs to be heard there. It's contained and fits perfectly on an ipod or speakers by your bed. "The Reckoning" makes Coldplay sound like they should be playing at coffee shops. (I love Coldplay, not bashing them.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NEEDTOBREATHE [The Reckoning] September 20, 2011
Format:Audio CD
NEEDTOBREATHE had me at "Signature of Divine (Yahweh)," which was my favorite song of 2007. The music scene that year featured some impressive new albums by my favorite faith-based mainstream bands, Lifehouse and Collective Soul. I owned Daylight so I immediately purchased The Heat and NEEDTOBREATHE instantly became my favorite band. Rarely can a rock band give me goose bumps or tingle my spine when I listen to their songs, but this band has an uncanny ability to get deeper and more emotionally penetrating with each release. For sure, The Outsiders was the top album of 2009 and really put the band on the map with stand-out hit songs "Lay `Em Down" and "Something Beautiful," landing them a major tour opening for Taylor Swift.

The Reckoning has been my most anticipated album of 2011, and I'm pleased to say it exceeds my expectations as I couldn't imagine they could outdo themselves. This incredible band has once again released their newest best album. They rock harder than ever in the stellar opening track, "Oohs and Aahs," a fitting tribute to their energetic and awe-inspiring live shows. The song ends with a jam session which highlights their outstanding musicianship. I had been listening to "Slumber" and "Drive All Night" as singles that preceded the album release, and they are fitting examples of the excellence of this band. Something I noticed after heavy rotation of those songs and also the show-stopping "Devil's Been Talkin'" is how brothers Bear and Bo Rinehart have continued the "outsider" theme with the clever use of the term "victim" in all three songs. It personifies the brothers' challenge of standing up for what's right in a dark world, which is the cohesive theme of The Reckoning with fourteen amazing songs.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Shadows of greatness..." September 22, 2011
By MJ
Format:Audio CD
NEEDTOBREATHE is one of those bands you stumble across and find yourself loving song after song, wondering why it took you so long to find them.

Their new release "The Reckoning" has all the makings of a hit - catchy hooks, stellar vocals and brilliant lyrics. If you've heard their previous records, you'll know what to expect. And you'll get it, plus a whole lot more. Critics are putting their sound somewhere in between Kings of Leon and Mumford & Sons. I wholeheartedly agree with that comparison - lead singer Bear Rinehart's vocals do compare with that of the scratchy huskiness of Caleb Followill's, and they have the rock country sound of Mumford & Sons that banjos instantly create. But comparisons are just that, and these guys are definitely in a league of their own.

"The Reckoning" is not so much a new direction for the band, but more of a fusion of previous records plus experimenting with new sounds and instruments. It has the rock of "Daylight" (2006), the midtempo hooks of "The Heat" (2007) and the Southern feel of "The Outsiders" (2009).

"Oohs and Ahhs" - This song has got to be one of the most killer openings to a record. It starts off all cool and smooth, and then explodes into a massive chorus. Then just when you think it's over, it comes blasting back at you with about a minute of instrumental goodness including some incredible trumpets. Definitely a standout track. Epic. 5/5

"White Fences" - Then we lead into the second track, which starts off with the more familiar strummings of a banjo. A song about struggling with a fallen home-life, and who and how is that going to be fixed. "You leave me in the dark/recounting all my sins/who is gonna mend these white fences?" The song paces really steadily and will quickly have you swaying along.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for my tastes in music.
A few songs are okay but most of them I just don't like. It's too hard rock, chaotic sounding for my taste.
Published 18 days ago by Sharon Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars This album is why I became a big fan
This is one of those "listen to no matter what mood you're in" albums that equally soothes the soul yet excites it at the same time. Read more
Published 1 month ago by C. DeHart
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
decent group
Published 1 month ago by steven st.pierre
4.0 out of 5 stars NeedToBreathe Newbie
i purchased the CD for one particular song, ( I'm not tech oriented with an I Pod or MP3 thing) but I liked all of it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bookchild
5.0 out of 5 stars Needtobreathe goes big!
This record is a slight detour from the sound that NTB fans are used to. This record is more intricate and more layered than any of their other albums. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Megan Mabry
5.0 out of 5 stars The bomb!
LOVE THIS BAND. Great group of guys. Awesome live and in the studio. Love every song on this cd. You won't regret it!
Published 3 months ago by Louis A. LeBlanc III
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I was very disappointed with the album? I couldn't believe it was the same band on the second album? Loved the second one
Published 3 months ago by Susan Shepherd
5.0 out of 5 stars Needtobreathe never disappoints...
There's a reason why needtobreathe had their most successful tour with this album. It's all about the lyrics and masterful melodies. No gimmicks. Read more
Published 4 months ago by A. Wang
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece in every sense of the word.
This album was my first exposure to Needtobreathe when I purchased it in 2012. I should have reviewed it before now but never took the time. The Reckoning is, in a word, brilliant. Read more
Published 4 months ago by WEK
5.0 out of 5 stars Need To Breathe
This the newest release from the guys , another due out in April 15th 2014, and i'm sure to get it an see if it's as great as other efforts, I'm very looking forward to the new... Read more
Published 5 months ago by David S. Underwood
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