Our Lady Peace
There was some drama during the recording of OLP's latest record, in stores Tuesday, when original guitarist Mike Turner left due to "creative differences."
The end result is about as mainstream-sounding a record as the Toronto alt-rockers have produced -- particularly after 2000's highly experimental Spiritual Machines -- beginning with the first single, Somewhere Out There, a polished rock ballad-with-strings that wouldn't be out of place on an Aerosmith disc.
Not coincidentally, OLP enlisted the help of producer Bob Rock (Metallica, The Cult) to record their album at his Plantation Studios in Maui. Previously, they have worked with Arnold Lanni in Toronto.
The emphasis this time is on revved-up rockers like All For You, Do You Like It and Made Of Steel mixed with more thoughtful, midtempo tunes like Innocent, Not Enough, Sell My Soul and Sorry.
The album standouts, however, are the quieter, more stripped-down Bring Back The Sun and the equally potent rocker A Story About A Girl. (More on Our Lady Peace)
1. All For You
2. Do You Like It
3. Somewhere Out There
5. Made Of Steel
6. Not Enough
7. Sell My Soul
9. Bring Back The Sun
10. A Story About A Girl