Changed the Way I Listened to Music,
This review is from: Everything I Long for (Audio CD)
This album will always be near and dear to my heart. It was the first album I bought myself after seeing the "Bad as They Seem" video on 120 minutes many years past. That song was like nothing I had heard before, so I knew I had to have it. That was in 1996.
Today, when my ipod comes across the songs from this album, I fall in love with it all over again. The songs have haunted my brain for so many years. I loved the earnest innocence of "Stem." I was intrigued by the storyline of "Skates." To this day I will shamelessly sing along to "You Were Loved" and "I'm to Blame." Of course no one can forget "Bad as They Seem" as it's the catchiest song right off the bat, and you can't shake the terrifingly tragic "When This is Over," the oldest child's perspective of the Susan Smith murders. I could go on about how devoted to this album I am.
I own many other of Hayden's albums and this one, by far, is my most favorite to date. I would also consider it his most "hard rock" album, so to speak. If I were stuck on an island and could take only one album, it would be this one.