"My first album with a truly depressed optimist. I believe Nelly Furtado was the second. See "Te Busque" (2006). Heaven, My Place, Complain and Boogie 2Nite uplift, while the intro and Drunk make you sink low, into a comfortably-numb feeling. One of the first CDs I ever ordered. It was BMG-style. Ashanti, Filter and and others accompanied. 4.3(+) stars."
"Anyone who is anybody should own this wonderful album. From start to finish it is quite soothing, reminisces back on old love and times, soul-searches and calms You down after a hectic day at work or wherever You go during the days. 4.2 stars."
"My favorite artist by far. Beyond what I can say, in words. Mariah has been one of the most melancholic optimists I've ever heard. I may stick to mainstream, but she had something BIG, pre-Charmbracelet era. 5 stars and beyond!"
"Party, Well Well, Turn Off The Light and Legend. Uplifting cause Nelly is so down. Through it all, she stays real and true to herself which is hella important to catch my eye most of the time. 4.1 stars."
"Less complex than Harmonium. The focus is much more story-oriented mid-tempos, and eye-openers into V's life from Harmonium ('04) and beyond! Had a hard time confessing that this album was better than her last. It took weeks upon weeks upon weeks for it all to connect. 4 stars."
"This is actually my favorite from one of my favorite bands. It's a shade darker, a bit more complex and contains some eclectic production and the writing is almost as great as what Morning View showed. 4.3 stars."
"You get a sense of longing and sadness. Heartbreak is also at the forefront while the pain-filled, yet super-pleasant vocals aren't far behind. L-O-V-E-L-Y. 4.25(+) stars. P.S. Fading should have been a U.S. released track too."
"Sexy vocals. Soulful, bluesy rock. They won't EVER make another album that's as gold as this. This Love, She Will Be Loved, Tangled, Rag Doll (Import Version), Through With You, Not Coming Home and Secret are ALL great standouts! 4.4 stars."
"This CD is very moving. Considering the state of real rock music or even pop-rock these days, this is a breath of fresh air from my POV. A few ballads but mostly mid-tempos. And while Jon Foreman doesn't have the greatest range, his voice is unique, and not trying to be trendy. Highlights are The Beautiful Letdown, Dare You To Move, Gone, On Fire & More Than Fine (in order). 4.3 stars."
"The CD that truly got me into country-pop. Especially females. Sure, Shania got me slightly interested but this was the first one that I owned. Standouts: I Can't Live A Lie, Before He Cheats, Starts With Goodbye, Jesus Take The Wheel and The Night Before (Life Goes On)... 4.1 stars."
"An uplifting blur. That's what it may seem like at first. I almost hated it on my first 3 or so listens. But then I bought it because I liked a few samples here and then it grew and grew on me. Instead of hating most of it, i started to like. Biggest standouts: X&Y & Fix You 4 stars."