LFO's self-titled 1999 debut introduced a boy group with smarts and imagination a cut or two above those of the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync acolytes who might otherwise have been their peer group. Casually pop-culture-... more »savvy singles like "Summer Girls" and "Girl on TV" were partly the product of member Rich Cronin's skills. On Life Is Good, Cronin's name appears as a co-writer of every song; again, allusions from "Jack and Diane" to early-'90s rappers Black Sheep fill the likes of "28 Days" (both in that song, in fact). The music ranges from surprisingly guitar-driven pop-rock to hip-hop-wise beats, sometimes melding on tracks such as "Every Other Time." Almost as impressively, guest shots from De La Soul and M.O.P. don't embarrass the host trio. Two versions of "Dandelion" are included, no doubt to facilitate maximum radio exposure; one features neo-soul diva Kelis. They also demonstrate that the Cronin crew's ambitions are as much musical as careerist. --Rickey Wright« less
LFO's self-titled 1999 debut introduced a boy group with smarts and imagination a cut or two above those of the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync acolytes who might otherwise have been their peer group. Casually pop-culture-savvy singles like "Summer Girls" and "Girl on TV" were partly the product of member Rich Cronin's skills. On Life Is Good, Cronin's name appears as a co-writer of every song; again, allusions from "Jack and Diane" to early-'90s rappers Black Sheep fill the likes of "28 Days" (both in that song, in fact). The music ranges from surprisingly guitar-driven pop-rock to hip-hop-wise beats, sometimes melding on tracks such as "Every Other Time." Almost as impressively, guest shots from De La Soul and M.O.P. don't embarrass the host trio. Two versions of "Dandelion" are included, no doubt to facilitate maximum radio exposure; one features neo-soul diva Kelis. They also demonstrate that the Cronin crew's ambitions are as much musical as careerist. --Rickey Wright
"This is an absolutley great album. At first i didn't really like it because what i really enjoyed about LFO was the cute rapping they did... but once i listened to it again... i fell in LOVE! 1)Every Other Time: best song on the CD by far...catchy toon... great refrain. 2) 28 Days: Love this song... this is my 2nd favorite... happy song. 3)6 Minutes: good tune.... but i dont really like this song... except i like the choras. 4)Alayna: Awsome song! different from the reast of the songs.. really good!! 5)Erase: I hate this really... i just dont like it... weird tune and it doesn't even sound like LFO!! 6) Dandelion: love the song aton! Its real FUNNY! cute cute song 7) Life is Good: Nice song... catchy tune... good lyrics... happy song! like it alot. 8) Where You Are: Good song... fun 9) WHat if: i love this song! i liked it the first time i heard it... sounds like sumthing from thier 1st CD 10) If i Had a Dollar: ok song.. havn't really listened to it 11) Gravity: dont like it 12)That's The Way it Is: REALLY good song... good message!! 13) The Sun Still Shines:...boring...Zzz..Zzz...Zzz 14) Dandelion (fet. Kelis) Loved this song the first time... and sounds really good with Kelis!"
For LFO, life IS good...and so is this album!
Rebecca | Massachusetts, USA | 12/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think LFO is a great Boy Band. Their new single, title track to this CD "Life Is Good", is excellent and extremely catchy! The first single off this album, "Every Other Time" is still a great summer song but kind of overplayed a little by now. My new favorite track off this album is definitely "Life Is Good". But other favorite tracks from LIFE IS GOOD are "28 Days", "6 Minutes", "Alayna", "Gravity", "Where You Are", "What If", and "If I Had A Dollar". The lyrics are creative and original, which shows LFO member, Rich Cronian, has a lot of songwriting talent (he wrote the majority of the songs on this disc). Most of the songs on this CD are catchy and funky tunes with some ballads here and there. LFO's vocals combine great together, and they try to do a mix of Rap and Pop, as being mature, instead of the R&B/Pop most teen Pop artists are doing right now. This is a happy and have-a-good-time album; not some sappy, depressed album. That's probably why they titled this CD, LIFE IS GOOD. If you enjoy Boy Bands or looking for some great Pop music, then pick up your own copy of LIFE IS GOOD by LFO. It's great!"
Life is good
lm_doll | 03/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is LFO's second CD and it's somewhat better that their first. When I first heard "every other time" on the radio I knew it was them. I still really like their debut album so I knew I was probably going to like this one. Well I did. LIFE IS GOOD is a bit different than their debut. It's got more of a rock/hip-hop edge. Not so "boy band" sounding. This time around Rich took over on most of the writing and producing. You hardly hear Devin on any tracks (except two). Rich sounds like his tongue's planted firmly in his cheek though out this album. He still throws out stupid lines like "I thought I might bust when she licked her lips" on "6 minutes." Like whatever Rich! LIFE IS GOOD shows LFO branching out into their own style & sound. Rich's silly raps, Devin's sultry vocals and Brads back-up vocals all blend well. Devin gets to shine on "If I had a dollar" and "the sun still shines." Those are two of the best tracks. LIFE IS GOOD indeed."
Life is Good for LFO
Jimbo the Holt | OHIO | 07/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"LFO's new Cd rocks! This cd has great songs including Everyother time which you probably heard... 28 days is also a great songs with an awesome beat. 6 minutes is another great song to dance to. My favorite song is Alayna. It's the best song ever!
Erase her is an okay song. i don't listen to it that much. Dandelion is another good song, but not one of my top favorites. Life is good is an awesome song! i love it!~! Where you are is an okay song. What if and if i had a dollar are funny songs to listen to. I like those songs too! Gravity is a good song, but i don't listen to it as much as the others. The last on the CD i have is That's the way it is. i love that song! i would totally recomend this cd. LFO's style is so unique and the songs are so cathchy. I love this cd. You should buy it!"
Differnt Style for LFO
Jimbo the Holt | 06/27/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a huge fan of LFO, and if you are to, you will enjoy their new album. Their self-titled album, was more boy-bandish, if you will. But, their new style is more edgy, fast and catching tunes. For you like their new single-"Every Other Time", you will most likely like this album. #1- their new single. #2: 28 Days- a catching song, displaying their new style. #3: 6 Minutes- one of my personal favorites. Upbeat and catchy. #4: Alayna- not a big fan of this song, very repeatitive. #5: Erase Her-also not a big fan of this song, but has an upbeat tune to it. Worth listening to. #6: Dandelion- a song which is featured twice of this album, the lyrics are very nicely-written, with an upbeat mix. #7: Life is Good- very funny and good song. Features MOP-very upbeat, lyrics again are well-written. #8: Where You Are- you just have to hear this one, kinda hard to explain, but displays there more of their hip-hop style. #9: What If- the represents more of the old LFO style (which is not bad), could of easily been on their last album, one of my favorites. #10: If I Had A Dollar- the title is kinda weird, but the song is not. Good meaning in the song. #11: Gravity- one of my favorites also, very upbeat way of describing the feeling of love. #12: That's the Way It Is- a good inspiratioal song saying that's just the way life is, and it will change and get better. Kinda upbeat. #13: The Sun Still Shines- the closest to a ballad of the album. Lyrics again are well-wrriten and you get to hear more of Devin. Overall, the CD is well produced and written, as we know, they or should I say Rich wrote all the lyrics to all the songs. Which I like more, because I respect them more as artists. There new style works well for them and I hope you will go out and buy it and I hope my review was helpful to you."