Black Lab is a sharp young San Francisco trio whose full-bodied sound suggests an understated alliance of the Wallflowers, U2 and Sonic Youth. "Wash It Away" and the heartsick "Time Ago" are two particularly solid rock son... more »gs. --Jeff Bateman« less
Black Lab is a sharp young San Francisco trio whose full-bodied sound suggests an understated alliance of the Wallflowers, U2 and Sonic Youth. "Wash It Away" and the heartsick "Time Ago" are two particularly solid rock songs. --Jeff Bateman
"it's not often you get the pleasure of experiencing a band like Black Lab. After hearing "Tell Me What To Say" from the CAN'T HARDLY WAIT sdtrk, i purchased this album with hopes of finding an enhanced addition to the kind of great music they contributed to that sdtrk. "Wash It Away" is one of the best damn rockers i have ever heard. As well, hard hitting tunes like "X-Ray" and "Can't Stop The Rain" keep the album on a path that does not get overshadowed by incredible ballad-like songs that are present here. "Time Ago" is melodic, deep, and emotional, and although it stands as a great love song, it's presence could be forgotten when compared to "Gates of the Country", a beautiful song with incredible arrangements, tear-jerking lyrics, and a mood of sadness too stunning to resist. Perhaps two of the best songs you will find here are "Anything", a mid-tempo rocker with an instantly addicting opening harmony that builds into a spectacular chorus, and my personal favourite cut, "Ten Million Years", a song about undying, everlasting love with smooth vocals and amazing rhythms which create the foundations for one of the most beautiful choruses you will ever lay ears on. The vocals are quite reminiscent of Bono's pre-"Pop" days, and the album itself boasts a newfound freshness that is no where else to be found anywhere on radio or MTV. If you love straight-forward, original clear-cut rock'n roll, indulge yourself by getting your hands on "Your Body Above Me"."
Top 10... Ok, Top 5
Jack Bell | 06/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Maybe one of my top seven or eight albums ever. I love it and try to share it with everyone because the band got so ripped off in the 1990s they deserve success. Every song is magic and stands up to an entire day in my cd player.
I also just got my copy of their new album See the sun and it's just as amazing. Ive been listening to it for three days straight and already ordered more. You can only get it at their website -- www.blacklabworld.com.
Not sure what else to say other than you should get this album... JB."
A real jewel
firstname.lastname@example.org | TCU, FT. Worth, TX | 09/24/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Every once in awhile, you find one of those albums that has talented musicians crafting skillful songs around thoughtfull lyrics. This is one of those. The music and lyrics are dark without being morose, and ride a fine between brittle angst and the fragileness of the human experience. This is a must have. Take a chance on an excellent CD from a band I hope will resurface sometime soon with another masterpiece"
Looking for more of Black Lab!
A. Iacovetti | Downers Grove, Illinois United States | 07/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard of Black Lab from the Spider-Man 1 soundtrack. One of the best songs on that Cd. I just had to find more of Black Lab so I went on Amazon and I found "Your body above me". I love this cd. Awesome vocals, lyrics and musically a great sound! If I had heard them back in 1997 I would have been a huge fan ...story of my life. Anyway, anyone know if they had anyother recordings? I'll search the web. If you liked the songs X-Ray, Wash it Away, Time Ago then you will like the whole cd. It plays well all the way through...no need to skip tracks."