Sound — 10
Our Lady Peace outdone themselves in this record with a compelling and innovative sound. Knowing that the record was mostly produced live as opposed to tracking and layering, there is a lot more vibe and energy to every song. The CD has a wide range of styles from inspiring ballads such as "Bring Back The Sun" to vigorous post-grunge sounds such as "Not Enough". My favorite track on the record is "Somewhere Out There". Being a bass player, I am amazed how the bassist (Duncan Coutts) sets the mood of the song so well. He adds awesome bass licks and lines at the right times of the song to introduce new parts.
Lyrics — 10
The album sounds great lyrically. Again, because the record was produced live that the singer (Raine Maida) had a lot of energy to each track. Raine sings within his key with great passion as the notes and the styles of each song fits the lyrics. Lyrics are mostly in 1st person either singing about love, hope and begging for the truth.
Overall Impression — 10
This record is a turning point of Our Lady Peace. With a new guitarist and sound, the styles were a lot more different than Clumsy. I love every single song on this album (especially No.3 Somewhere Out There). I would classify Our Lady Peace to join the groups of Matchbox 20, Staind and Nickelback. But I think this Canadian Modern Rock Quartet stands out as they create a unique style of its own.