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A wonderful major label debut,
This review is from: No Name Face (Audio CD)
I bought this CD because 'Hanging by a Moment,' reawakened in me a sense that true rock music was still alive. In an era of sickly sweet pop delivered by boy bands and teen princesses and acidic, cacauphonic noise produced by artists like Limp Bizkit and Kid Rock, it is on this music that I hang my hopes for rock. That this is Lifehouse's first major label album is simply amazing. It is a wonderful CD wtih a sound that you would expect from a seasoned band, not a newcomer.
It's an incredible CD with many absolute gems. Their first single, 'Hanging by a Moment' is no fluke. With great cuts such as 'Sick Cycle Carousel,' 'Only One,' 'Simon,' 'Breathing,' and 'Somewhere in Between,' to mention only a few, it seems as though Lifehouse is destined for greatness with their brand of poetry with a rock guitar. The lyrics are stunning. This is music with heart and soul and you can feel it when you listen to it. Jason Wade's voice has a unique quality to it, unmistakable, soothing, and rough at the same time, it creates an almost hypnotizing effect. Their sound is very different from Everclear's, but like that band, I believe that Lifehouse will come forward as purveyors of great rock music in our time.
If you liked the feel of Matchbox20's 'Yourself...' or Third Eye Blind's self titled debut, or the honest, emotional storytelling of Everclear, you can't go wrong with Lifehouse's 'No Name Face.'