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Lifehouse - Out of the Wasteland

4.50
Reviewer :
Johan Wippsson Format: Album
Release date: 2015-05-26 Year: 2015
Label: Lifehouse
Genre: Modern Rock
Producer: Jason Wade, Jude Cole, Chris "Winnie" Murguia, Bryce Soderberg, Tommy Walter
Artist discography



Review

Lifehouse had after thirteen years and six albums to leave their label Geffen in 2013. Not that surprisingly, as the band's latest albums have not been any major sales successes. But however surprising since the band have a very loyal fan base and should be seen as one of the biggest in alternative rock.
Musically the breakup came very timely as I think that the band felt both unfocused and slightly confused on its predecessor, Almeria. It felt like the band was really trying to keep up with today's music trends, and lost too much of its organic rock.
This new album is, however, a clear step back and have a much more clean and alternative style just as you would expect. Tracks like "Hurricane", "Firing Squad" and "Central Park" is really top class where the band feels hungry and “real” again. The only negative thing about Out of the Wasteland is that is soft and there are too many track with the same tempo. But overall it is a very solid album that once again shows why you should be considered as one of the greatest in the genre.

Tracklisting 1. Hurricane
2. One for the Pain
3. Flight
4. Runaways
5. Firing Squad
6. Wish
7. Stardust
8. Alien
9. Central Park
10. Hurt This Way
11. Yesterday's Son
12. Hourglass


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