Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Another 5-Star Log for the Lydia Fire
Patrick Mcnamara | Merrimack, NH | 11/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Most of what I have to say has already been presented in the previous reviews. I do get a kick out of Amazon placing this album under the "Hardcore and Punk" section of their sales, but I digress...
This album is the culmination of a decade of music that has featured several attempts at defining what "emo" is, what "punk" is now, and what "indie" is. No one cares anymore, and I'm not sure anyone ever did. Lydia present an album that some may label as one of the aforementioned genres, and you should disregard any such label (before listening to any album, really). Lydia have given us a gem of an album to lean heavily on. The lyrics have some good depth to them. Sure, they preach similar themes that we have heard in the past, but they are both sincere and sung with meaning. Musically, the vocal delivery is first thing will stand out to a first time listener. The harmonizing is certainly the best I can recall having ever heard consistently throughout an album. The melodies are intricate and never dull. The use of "building up" a song is not overdone, and is fully featured in one of the album's gems, "Sleep Well." Each song has its place on the album, and a group of 11 people may offer 11 different favorites as their choice off of Illuminate.
If you are still skeptical of this album, listen to the samples Amazon has online. I promise you won't be disappointed. If you are, you probably haven't been a fan of this "genre" this decade, and that's your taste. But if consider yourself someone who has listened to "emo," "punk," or "indie," I'd give this album a listen."
murtagh92 | 07/03/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Pro: Good quality, works fine. Comes sealed, and contains everything you would expect (cd, booklet w/ lyrics, etc.)
Con: One issue I had was the crack in the case. I decided not to worry too much about it as the cd inside of it was fine, but it would have been nice if the case had come without the crack..."