Friday, July 24, 2009
Our Lady Peace - Burn Burn

Several years ago my sister turned me onto Our Lady Peace.
She was PSYCHO about them and her and her friends had went to the concert and had their shoes signed and OHMYGOD THEY ARE SO COOL!
She was in high school at the time.
I figured it was gonna be crap.. but the thing is, my sister kinda has pretty good taste in music. We don't always see eye to eye and she likes stuff that tends to be a little too NOT mainstream for me but every once in awhile, she hands me a cd and I am in love.
Our Lady Peace was one of those times.
And the best thing about falling in love with a band is finding out that they have five records out. That is a lot of new music.
A. Lot.
And even as recently as a few months ago, after having learned every word to just about every song, I will still go on an Our Lady Peace kick and listen to their entire discography for an entire week at work.
Now you may, if you are not in the know, be sitting there right now scratching your head and thinking Who the hell is Our Lady Peace?
You may remember Somewhere Out There which actually got some radio play... you may have even thought you were hearing some Smashing Pumpkins.
Uh - you weren't...
The last record, Healthy In Paranoid Times, was one of my favorite records ever. Clumsy and Gravity got a ton of play for me as well... And maybe it was because I started listening to them around the time of Clumsy and Gravity that I don't agree with the reviews that are coming out for Burn Burn right now.
I mean, sure, Burn Burn doesn't exactly sound like Naveed or Spiritual Machines or even Happiness Is Not A Fish You Can Catch, but why should it? I mean bands change and grow. And the music scene changes and grows. If OLP put out a record right now that sounded just like Naveed did back in 1994, they wouldn't be picking up a whole new gang of flannel wearing teenagers because there aren't any. We've all grown up and stopped wearing flannel (thank god) and are music tastes have matured with us.
Does that mean I won't bust out some old school OLP and rock out? Absolutely not. I love the old OLP. But I also can appreciate their new stuff and in the two days I've had Burn Burn on repeat play, I'm liking it.


so eloquently put by katehopeeden at 6:47 AM
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