Life Imitating Life
It sucks that Iím just doing this review now, but nothing really went right with Copeland promoting what is a great album anyway. The bandís first effort for Columbia didnít go exactly as planned. The big problem is no one outside of their circle of fans know who these guys are, and they really need a casual fan base to be successful. Theyíre like the American version of Coldplay. Coldplay only has a casual fan base, given itís a very large casual fan base. Copelandís album ďEat, Sleep, RepeatĒ is an underrated effort. The music is awesome, thereís not a bad song on this disc, and Iíll give it that. Everything on this record is genius but nothing on this album has a hook to it and that hurts the band. When youíre trying to crack into the mainstream a great single with a good hook is the key element. That being said, this album is complete except for that detail. The music is written and recorded well. There are some masterful songs that are more similar to slight symphonies than to pop music and some of the intricacies throughout the album are what can make people fans of Copeland. The attention to detail can never be overlooked. While this album didnít do it for Copeland, they still have a good fan base for an independent band. Some bands just arenít made for everyone and Copeland is one of those bands. If they start making those types of songs theyíre known as sell-outs. If they donít then they stay put where theyíre at. Iím really out of ideas for these guys to grow, but I can say that if youíre into good music, really good music, then check out Copelandís ďEat, Sleep, Repeat.Ē If youíre a casual listener, even just a semi-serious listener Copelandís not really for you.