Burn Burn - Our Lady Peace
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  • Summary: The seventh studio album for the Canadian rock band was produced by the lead singer, Raine Maida.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
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  1. The record doesn't particularly sound like anything Our Lady Peace has done in the past, but maybe that is what's so exciting about the quartet's seventh release.
  2. One almost gets the impression that the band wanted to test the waters to see if they could still work together without killing each other, and if they couldn’t, the only ones affected would be themselves. Turns out, they could, and the result is their most intimate, immediate album to date.
  3. The disc, produced by the band, is tighter, focused, and much more melodic than in the past. While most of it is fiery, some of the best moments ('Signs of Life') recognize that it’s often as important to glow as it is to burn.
  4. while the first single, 'All You Did Was Save My Life,' provides some much-needed bite, "Burn Burn" is ultimately ballad-heavy and one-dimensional.
  5. The textures are right but Our Lady Peace remain deficient in hooks and melodies, something that didn't matter as much when their sound boiled with indignation instead of merely simmering, as it does here.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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