Link: Our Lady Peace
The Inside Pulse:
No strangers to Canada, Our Lady Peace are undoubtedly one of the biggest bands in the great white north. After achieving critical success with their second album, Clumsy, Our Lady Peace has been consistently putting out either hit or miss albums. If it’s not the fantastic concept album Spiritual Machines or the very commercially successful Happiness… Is Not A Fish That You Can Catch, they tend to be in the limelight here in Canada.
This album takes a very different direction than anything they’ve ever done. The sound of this album is very distinctive and can easily be classified as an “Our Lady Peace sound”.
While the vocals are good, Raine Maida needs to stop channeling the spirit of Leonard Cohen, even though he’s still with us. We get it Raine, he’s a huge inspiration to you. But you’re not Mr. Cohen.
To Canadians, they can easily identify an Our Lady Peace song. To Americans, it may be a bit more difficult. Think of it like Leonard Cohen fronting an alt-rock band with a tad whiner vocals.
Reason to buy:
This album totally isn’t for everyone, but at least give a good listen or two before you judge it completely. And also be warned – if you’re an old school Our Lady Peace fan, you will either be very surprised or very disappointed.