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Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
When you come up with the most-played radio hit of the year, there is no need to wrack your brains for a follow-up. Lifehouse, who earned such a distinction with 2001's highly addictive "Hanging by a Moment," shrewdly stic... more »
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When you come up with the most-played radio hit of the year, there is no need to wrack your brains for a follow-up. Lifehouse, who earned such a distinction with 2001's highly addictive "Hanging by a Moment," shrewdly stick to the emotional guitar-rock palette of that breakthrough single for most of their second album. "I wouldn't change a thing," frontman Jason Wade declares on the searing "Spin," and the band follows through on powerful, life-affirming tracks such as "Wash" and "Take Me Away." Produced by Ron Aniello (Days of the New), mixed by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, U2), and written primarily between tours, this is the kind of ambitious and endearing album that suggests its makers won't settle for anything less than global domination. --Aidin Vazari
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Lifehouse ReStrikes those Chords
Josh | Sc, Usa | 09/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lifehouse has literally struck the chords of my life again with their new cd, Stanley Climbfall. The lyrics in every song relate to life in every way and for every person. Wade's voice is perfect for the words he sings, and for the instrumentals in the background. Stanley Climbfall has 12 new songs from Lifehouse that I instantly began to favor. Although some more than others, I am sure to come around to the songs I've yet to listen to a lot. My favorites right now are Spin, Out of Breath, Just Another Name, Take Me Away, Precious, and Am I Ever Gonna Find Out. Just like No Name Face, Stanley Climbfall has soft, meaningful ballads; songs that make you happy with life; and power songs that speak meaningful truth. Lifehouse has now proven they're here to stay with this great, great cd."
Haunting, powerful and beautiful...
JOHN MICHAEL SAIZ | Pacifica, California United States | 12/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Stanley Climbfall" is more than just a great album. In my opinion, it far surpasses "No Name Face" simply because of it's radiant, emotional lyrics that still send chills down my back 2 years after it was released. I've owned the album since October 2002 and this is such a wonderful work of art. Lots of work and feeling was put into the 14 songs of Stanley Climbfall. I have introduced Lifehouse to so many of my friends and they all love them. Whether you're a rock, rap, hip-hop or any other kind of music fan, "Stanley Climbfall " is a must have. Hear them, feel them and enjoy them. Spin-This is one of the most up-beat and fast paced songs on the album. It turns a bad mood into a good one. 10/10Wash-The drum-work in this song seems to show itself a little more than the rest of the album. 10/10Sky Is Falling-One of the most haunting but beautiful tracks on the cd.
10/10Anchor-Anchor gets my adrenaline pumping with its harmoneous, non-stop alternative rock. 10/10Am I Ever Going To Find Out-This song makes me think about what it is that I am looking for in life and if I ever going to find what it is that i'm looking for. 9/10Stanley Climbfall-In life, we all stand, climb, fall and get back up again. This song explains it all. 9/10Out of Breath-This song is one of their harder songs but in the same, it is very emotional and gives me chills when I hear it. 10/10Just Another Name-This song is kind of hard to follow. Nevertheless, it has a great beat and good lyrics. 8/10Take Me Away-This is one of their best rock songs on the CD. It gives hope to all of us wanting to get away and leave our past lives behind. 10/10The rest of the music on the album are all 10/10s. In my opinion, the second half of Stanley Climbfall gets more powerful and beautiful. I recommend "Stanley Climbfall," by Lifehouse to everyone that appreciates great, real music...-Justin Maietta, CA"
'Stanley' Climbs to the Top!
Emily | Blacksburg, VA USA | 10/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lifehouse's sophomore effort, oddly-titled Stanley Climbfall, proves this band goes far beyond the realm of one-hit wonders. After the double platinum success of their debut album No Name Face, mostly due to the sensational popularity of the first single "Hanging By A Moment," which became the Most Spun Song of 2001, many critics speculated that the band's 15 minutes of fame were over. After a listen to Stanley, every hasty critic will be eating his/her words! This album's clear evolution from its predecessor makes evident the lack of anxiety Lifehouse felt about creating another "Hanging." Lead singer/songwriter Jason Wade, along with bassist Sergio Andrade and drummer Rick Woolstenhulme, kept the focus off the past and on the future during the album's creation, concentrating less on another radio-friendly hit and more on staying true to the music. This is obvious in tracks like "Wash," a complete masterpiece of ingenuity. The album's title track is a melodic winding road of soothing harmony and vocal prowess. Admittedly influenced by such brit-rockers as U2, Coldplay, and Radiohead, Lifehouse has carved out their own sound in a genre of copycats. Songs like "My Precious" showcase this new European influence, while tracks like "Take Me Away" and the first single "Spin" incorporate driving guitar rhythm with soul-searching lyrics. Wade's spiritual influences produce epics like "Empty Space," "Anchor," and "The Beginning" - quite probably the best ending for a record in years."