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14 Shades of Grey (with Limited Edition Bonus DVD)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Contains a limited edition DVD titled Homegrown. It is a forty minute home movie documentary of the band?s history since 1996, featuring exclusive concert video plus behind the scenes footage of the band recording their t... more »
Contains a limited edition DVD titled Homegrown. It is a forty minute home movie documentary of the band?s history since 1996, featuring exclusive concert video plus behind the scenes footage of the band recording their two previous albums, making videos, hanging out backstage, and much more.
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This is excellent!!
railer | Hong Kong | 12/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh yeah, this is it. Staind's fourth cd just blew me away! Every single song on this album is excellent, i didn't skip a single one. It may be a different listen to for people who started out with the heavier "Dysfunction" or "Tormented", they sound more mellow and happier on this album. Here are the track descriptions:1. Price To Play - First single off this album, the song that made me get this record, its a heavier song compared to the others, could have a better bridge. 9/102. How About You - In my opinion the BEST song off this cd, the chorus was the best thing i've ever heard, pity this wasn't a single, it can be put on repeat and not get boring. 11/103. So Far Away - Second single off the album, it's a slow and melodic song with a bridge that really moved me: "I'm so afraid of waking, please don't shake me". Definite must listen to. 10/104. Yesterday - Nice drum intro, with some special effects in the verses, and a really heavy but melodic chorus. Could have been the single too. 10/105. Fray - The chorus was way too overplayed for my liking, but it features a long interesting intro with drums and soft guitar playing that lets you smoothly into the song. 8/106. Zoe Jane - Tied for the best song in this album, easily the slowest and most moving song on the album, it's a song about the Aaron Lewis's(Vocals) baby girl, this song is soo good, it never gets boring. It can make you cry if you read the lyrics and you listen to the song in depth. 11/107. Fill Me Up - Very impressive harmonious singing in the chorus, sounds a bit like "Fray" but much faster. Also one of the best on the album. 10/108. Layne - Didn't really like this one, it's a tribute to Layne Staley, sounds really country style and vocals are just plain random singing which doesn't really suit me. 7/109. Falling Down - One of the heavier songs on the cd, yet melodic, sounds similar to the other songs but still has it's own unique parts. It gets boring after a while. 9/1010. Reality - A slower song, very good guitar intro that sets the mood for the song, it's kind of sad(listen to the chorus). Sounds very similar to some of the other songs. 9/1011. Tonight - A very nice intro, more intersting to listen to, the vocals displays how good he sings in the chorus, try singing it like him. Really moves you after a while. 10/1012. Could It Be - Also one of the best on the cd, I like the really melodic chorus and it's also moving too, the bridge is very nice with the vocals and bassist singing a harmony. This one does not get boring. 10/1013. Blow Away - One of the slower ones on the cd, a sadder song but not angst. Takes a while to warm up, I didn't find it to my liking until after a few listens. 8/1014. Intro - Why would they put an Intro at the end of the record, that's just absurd, they should've called it an "Outro". It's the vocalist thanking everyone who had an influence in his life and thanks people who have helped him become what his is today. 9/10All in all, this is one impressive album, a must get!!"
Nathan Hindmarsh | QLD, Australia | 10/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this album. On Dysfunction, Staind had a raw heavy energy that meant a lot of the songs were filled with yelling and screaming. Good stuff, but somehow it didn't feel right. Break the Cycle was an improvement, a mixture of great heavy yet melodoc songs and out and out ballads. This album just improves on that, with a few lighter, happier songs that give some variety. 1-Price to Play-Great song, typical Staind, melodic yet heavy and angsty 10/102-How About You-Even better song, great vocals and lyrics, lighter music 10/103-So Far Away-Another great song, softer and slower with an acoustic backing (until the chorus) and great vocals. A song about finding happiness 9/104-Yesterday-Again, this is typical Staind, heavy, melodic and angsty with great vocals and lyrics 10/105-Fray-Good song, heavier and angstier than most on the album, similar to Suffer or Change 8/106-Zoe Jane-Beautiful, slow song dedicated to his daughter 9/107-Fill Me Up-Love song 8/108-Layne-I'm not a huge fan 5/109-Falling Down-Good song, fairly heavy at times and soft at others 9/1010-Reality-GREAT SONG, great music, lyrics, vocals, the works 11/1011-Tonight-Another great song, great vocals, mix of heavy and soft music 10/1012-Could It Be-This song changes tone a bit, from seemingly downcast to fairly upbeat, but still good 8/1013-Blow Away-Reasonable song-7.5/1014-Intro-Thanks all the fans and everyone in his life, but not a song i like 5/10"
STAIND NEVER DISAPPOINTS!
Trav | Maggie Valley, NC. | 05/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tormented had a few songs I liked. Dysfunction was a heavy/depressing album that you could play through and have the same feeling for. Very consistent. Break The Cycle was even more depressing, which was a good thing. If a person couldn't relate to every single song on BTC, then I'm not sure they have feelings. Amazing CD. And now we have 14 Shades of Grey, which I have had for about 5 days now and have been listening to nonstop. This CD, like the 2 before it, is just BRILLIANT. Again, like the previous 2, brings out certain emotions inside you. It's just beautiful music. Aaron has the best voice in rock today, by far. Nobody comes close. I'm going to put down my thoughts on each song, and none of that 10/10 garbage I see on here so much. They're all 10's, read on..Price To Play - First single I'm sure everyone has heard. This is a nice hard rock song that also has a great message. There's a price for everything you do in life.How About You - This song you can tell is not going to be heavy. It's basically about being yourself. So Far Away - By far, THE best song on the CD. It has a certain sound to it and the lyrics are brilliant. It is depressing in a happy upbeat kind of way. It could make me cry every time. I love it. This song should be the next single.Yesterday - Starts out a bit heavier. This song is about living for today. Great chorus.Fray - This song sort of reminds me of a BTC style song... I don't know why. It isn't very upbeat like some of the rest.Zoe Jane - Definitely the sofest song on the CD. Beautiful song about his daughter.Fill Me Up - Somewhat heavy love song. I like it.Layne - Song about Layne Stanley. Could be the next single. It's a very good song.Falling Down - This song has a certain catch to it. It's about being very high up in life, and having to come down. Nice message.Reality - This is one of my favorites. It's another dark song. I love the depressing ones.Tonight - Also one of my favorites. This one is rather sad too.Could It Be - This song starts off a bit different than your typical Staind song. Sort of has a happy tune to it. Very good song, though.Blow Away - Longest song on CD. Pretty dark song. It's very god, though.Intro - Nice name for the final song on CD. It's a nice finisher. Aaron's voice sounds a bit distant.. But it works. Good way to close the album.Dysfunction = Masterpiece.
Break The Cycle = Masterpiece.
14 Shades of Grey = Masterpiece.I'm not suprised they pulled this off. Can't wait to see what's next from Staind. Thank you for another beautiful album."