our score: 4.0 out of 5.0
you worry that you're not liked?" These are the words
Our Lady Peace's latest effort, Clumsy, begins with in
"Superman's Dead". If you are a looking for a
great alternative rock album, get this one. Many people
complain about his voice, however I personally like it.
If you have heard any of their music you will know Raine Maida's
whiny type voice. However, this voice is one of the things
that makes this band unique.
of the alternative rock bands, one can tell that Maida is no idiot.
His lyrics do tell a story and hold meaning. Which is another
reason why this album scores so highly. Even the titles
of songs such as "Automatic Flowers" is actually quite
compelling. The song is basically about flowers flowers
in a pop-up book. The chorus includes a line "These
automatic flowers won't do." So you can tell somewhat
what the song is referring to. Another song, "4 AM"
tells quite a sad tale. Including one of my personal favorite
This new album
showcases the band's musical talents more than the last release.
The song "Carnival" has a guitar playing style that
is quite reminiscent of the up and down circus style music of
a a carnival. You can almost picture clowns walking about
to the music.
All in all
this is a great album. I don't really know what else to
say. If you liked their first effort you should love their
sophomore one. They have improved much over their last album,
and I consider that one great as well. The album has plenty
of mood and tempo changes, as you can tell just by listening to
their two singles - "Superman's Dead" and "Clumsy".
They are also a great band to see live, one of the best small
shows I have seen. If you see it for sale and you have to
cash, get it.