Top 20 Singles | Top 10 Albums | Album Reviews | AA Interviews | Best of 2011
 

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

Stanley Climbfall
Lifehouse
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 9/17/2002 by Chad


Recently Reviewed:


Golden EP
Parade of Lights


Heartache Machine
Matt Hires


The Take Off and Landing of Everything
Elbow

Lifehouse splashed on to the music scene in 2000 with their debut, No Name Face, which gained huge national success and critical acclaim, due solely to the huge success of their hit "Hanging By A Moment". Looking to drop the "one hit wonder" moniker, Lifehouse has released "Stanley Climbfall" a self proclaimed mixture of Coldplay and U2. The actual result is a poorly written, watered down version of their debut album. For the most part this album just wanders from song to song, without alot of variety or creativity. After the band's lead off single "Spin", the album wanders into "wash" a track with distorted vocals, and a repetitive drum loop, that seems to appear again and again throughout the album. The album tries to pick its self up with "Out of Breath" a song that is clearly written for the Hanging By a Moment fans, which follows a nearly same arrangement, and an identical sound as the band's smash hit. The only high point on this album comes near the end on "Take Me Away", a standout track and a testimony of the quality of music Lifehouse is capable of recording. Hardcore Lifehouse fans still might still enjoy this album, but to the casual fan Stanley Climbfall has fallen to the sophomore slump.

Upcoming Releases
Augustana (April 22)
Neon Trees (April 22)
Strange Talk (April 29)
Damon Albarn (April 29)
Max Collins (May 6)
Coldplay (May 19)
Saints of Valory (May 20)
Jack White (June 10)
Nico Vega (June 10)
Theory of a Deadman (April 7)

In Stores Now
Trophy Scars (April 8)
Matt Hires (April 8)
Chevelle (April 1)
The Used (April 1)
Kaiser Chiefs (April 1)
Manchester Orchestra (April 1)
Sevendust (April 1)
Dan Croll (April 1)
Band of Skulls (April 1)
Cloud Nothings (April 1)
The Hold Steady (Mar 25)
London Grammar (Mar 25)

Site Map | Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Donate | Privacy Statement | Advertise | Contact Us
2014 Alternative Addiction LLC