Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Christian
GRAMMY-nominated, 5-piece rock band Leeland, from Baytown, Texas, goes the 'opposite way' on February 26, 2008, with its second in-studio release, Opposite Way. Produced by Matt Bronleewe (Jars of Clay) and engineered by B... more »
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GRAMMY-nominated, 5-piece rock band Leeland, from Baytown, Texas, goes the 'opposite way' on February 26, 2008, with its second in-studio release, Opposite Way. Produced by Matt Bronleewe (Jars of Clay) and engineered by Ben Grosse (Ben Folds, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Opposite Way is passionate and progressive music that provides an unforgettable, emotional experience for all who listen.
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James B. (wandersoul73) from TYLER, TX
Reviewed on 12/30/2009...
Highly Enjoy outing from Leeland, although this cd doesn't contain their best singles.
Good but not Great
T. Koschmann | 03/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I bought this cd, I was hoping for those stand out tracks like their previous effort "Sound of Melodies" provided. Sadly, at least to me, this cd didn't have those. I'm not saying that this is a bad cd, but I can't say that it is great either. Leeland is definitely gifted in writing lyrics and the music is more sonic this time around. But I don't know, it just felt like it was missing something. Some of the music even seemed like imitations of their last cd. I could just hear same guitar chord transitions and stylings that didn't separate itself from their first cd. There is growth on this cd, that is true, but not as much as what I hoping for or expecting from this gifted group. I hope that they continue to grow lyrically and musically as they develop their sound more. Plus I hope they don't get stuck in the "playing-it-safe" sound that so many bands get stuck in.
Here's hoping for an even fresher sound the 3rd time around whenever that comes."
Solid 2nd album, top 10 of 2008!
Kevin R. Davis | Perkasie, PA | 05/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I waited to review this album until I savored it awhile because at first it didn't measure up to "Sound of Melodies", but not much does in my opinion. So, I spent more time getting into the music and lyrics of "Opposite Way" and I am now convinced it is a top 10 album of 2008. "Count Me In" gives a great way of thinking about our calling as Christians: "I didn't choose You, You chose me first" and is classic Leeland emotional alternative rock, and the other highlights are "Let It Out Now", "Enter This Temple", "Brighter Days" and my favorite song is "Opposite Way" which is an amazing worship anthem encouraging believers to follow Christ's example of being in the world, but not of the world.