Our Lady Peace
Somethingness Vol. 1


3.5
great

Review

by rodrigo90 USER (11 Reviews)
February 27th, 2018 | 8 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: OLP returns from their misleading road since gravity and makes a connection with spiritual machines.

It has been almost a decade and a half since our lady peace started vanished from their spectacular beginning that made them so relevant in the 90's.

The band started to have problems post spiritual machines with guitarrist Mike Turner quitting the band and the change of producer with didn't help at all since both albums produced by Rick Rubin are remembered as the start of their downfall in popularity although the singles off gravity made the band stayed relevant in the radios for a while.

Our Lady peace made 2 failed attempts to bringing back their original sound, the first one being burn burn in which Raine Maida said that it was produced as raw as possible just like their debut Naveed, but the band still couldn't moved from their sound they started in healthy... and curve was made taking spiritual machines as a point of reference but again the band failed miserably bringing their old sound, even though the songs were written in a more complex way.

Now this EP is a return to form since spiritual machines and surprisingly, the album screams spiritual machines all over the place. Specially their first 2 songs, in which they reminded me the slow songs in that album like "are you sad". Sadly the band returns to their more poppy sound in the third track falling into place.
Finally the song Nice to meet you features arrangements more akin to their last albums but somehow the song could be easily confused with a song from happiness is not a fish you can catch which is great considering that the song is not a failed attempt for the band to return to the roots but a song with a contemporary and more complete production but with the structure of the first albums.

In other words this EP is great, the band finally got a connection with spiritual machines in terms of songrwriting (at least) and a few in terms of production, so there's hope for this band to revive from the ashes.



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rodrigo90
February 27th 2018


7097 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hey mod can you please put a picture of the actual album cover? because I can't modify it, THANKS.

onionbubs
February 27th 2018


14498 Comments


why not just review the full album so i dont have to because im busy as fuck the two weeks after an album from one of my favorite bands dropped a record with like little fanfare i knew of?

this is fine and better than burn burn and curve but thats not saying a ton

Digging: Volumes - Happier?

rodrigo90
February 27th 2018


7097 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'll try to find the album online and make a complete review, I promise, but this is just to fill empty spaces and killing time...

onionbubs
February 27th 2018


14498 Comments


its on Apple Music. dropped to literally like zero fanfare i got a notification via apple that it dropped and was really confused like “how the fuck did i not know they extended it to a full album”, even tho its only 9 songs

onionbubs
February 27th 2018


14498 Comments


like as mediocre as curve and burn burn are and shit id expect from a band of their size that more people cared that it existed. im way more inclined to defend it as a result tbh

rodrigo90
February 27th 2018


7097 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not using apple because I hate apple and as I'm from a third world country, I'll have to use my great and infallible tool to search music: Torrent.

rodrigo90
February 27th 2018


7097 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

like as mediocre as curve and burn burn are and shit id expect from a band of their size that more people cared that it existed. im way more inclined to defend it as a result tbh





I have been trying to defend the band since gravity but it's impossible let's call gravity a descent album but after that, OMG, the band fell from a mountain in musical terms. And I'm not angry of Raine stopped doing his falsetto, but his new vocals is like he's trying to imitate David Bowie.

onionbubs
February 27th 2018


14498 Comments


half of gravity is really really good cheesy arena rock, half is servicable arena rock. I kinda like healthy in paranoid times and its got some great songs but its definitely a big step down, and they only got worse



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