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Our Lady Peace

In 2002, Our Lady Peace released their fifth studio album (and first without founder member, guitarist Mike Turner), 'Gravity'. 'Gravity's' release was greeted with little enthusiasm and was deemed by many to be a 'sell-out.' Turner�s departure had left a rather large void within the band which would be very difficult to fill. Turner was hardly a virtuoso, but he brought a unique and innovative style to the band, a quirky feel which complimented Raine Maida's often bizarre vocals.

Turner and the band chose to part ways midway through the album's recording and of the ten songs ...read more

In 2002, Our Lady Peace released their fifth studio album (and first without founder member, guitarist Mike Turner), 'Gravity'. 'Gravity's' release was greeted with little enthusiasm and was deemed by many to be a 'sell-out.' Turner�s departure had left a rather large void within the band which would be very difficult to fill. Turner was hardly a virtuoso, but he brought a unique and innovative style to the band, a quirky feel which complimented Raine Maida's often bizarre vocals.

Turner and the band chose to part ways midway through the album's recording and of the ten songs on 'Gravity', three feature Mike Turner's writing. His replacement, veteran session guitarist Steve Mazur, was no doubt competent enough to emulate his predecessor's playing, but it was still undecided as to whether he would gel with the band and create a sound as unique as Our Lady Peace had prided themselves on being through their nine-year career to date.

The band burst on the Canadian music scene in late 1994 with their debut album, 'Naveed,' a stunning hard rock debut that contained the spirit of the Beatles and Pearl Jam alike. A US release soon followed and it wasn't long until the band's sales figures were calculated in the millions.

Resisting the temptation to rush a follow-up, the band didn't release their second record 'Clumsy' until 1997. It was quite a departure from 'Naveed,' with several notable 'singles' present despite a notably more experimental ethos throughout the album. Next came 'Happiness Is Not A Fish That You Can Catch' in 1999, the logical conclusion of Clumsy's experimental hard rock. Neither album managed to match the success of 'Naveed,' nor did 2000's concept album, the low-key but nonetheless engaging 'Spiritual Machines..

A live album followed 'Gravity,' and was the perfect showcase for the talents of the new guitarist, as he unleashed the creativity he may have been unwilling to use in the studio. In 2005 came the long-anticipated 'Healthy In Paranoid Times,' marking a shift back towards the stadium rock of 'Spiritual Machines.' Though the album was again produced by Bob Rock, the band hopes to re-work a number of the discarded songs with another producer and release them sometime in 2006.

Our Lady Peace is. Raine Maida - Vocal. Steve Mazur - Guitar. Duncan Coutts - Bas. Jeremy Taggart - Drums « hide

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Curve
04/03/2012

3.2
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Burn Burn
2009

3.1
79 Votes
Healthy In Paranoid Times
2005

3.1
123 Votes
Gravity
2002

3.3
220 Votes
Spiritual Machines
2000

3.9
181 Votes
Happiness...
1999

4
226 Votes
Clumsy
1997

3.9
263 Votes
Naveed
1994

3.8
174 Votes
Live Albums
Live from Calgary and Edmonton
2003

3.9
35 Votes
Compilations
A Decade
2006

3.9
29 Votes

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