'Stanley' Climbs to The Top| Posted March 03, 2009
After the unprecedented success of "Hanging By A Moment," Lifehouse took the genre they inevitably bore and ran with it. The result is a follow-up forever foreshadowed by the success of its predecessor, but arguably tops it. Taking a heavy-dose from the grunge genre, Lifehouse all but nixes any acoustic or poppy elements from their sound, as it all takes a very raw, rough, but rockin' turn instead. I personally love every moment of it, as it's on the edge, and it's almost one long consistent jam session that the band really ran and had fun with.
Standout tracks include "Spin," "Sky Is Falling," "Stanley Climbfall," and the highlight/album-definer "Take Me Away."
Overall, on a recent list I made of the top 15 albums in Christian music, I placed this particular work at #9, saying "If 'No Name Face' bore modern rock as we know it, then "Stanley Climbfall" perfected it. It's still one of the most consistent records I've ever heard." Well, that pretty much sums it up. It's highly controversial, especially since this album has been largely forgotten, but it is a true masterpiece in the genre of modern rock. Sure, 'No Name Face' has the moving work of "Everything," but 'Stanley Climbfall' has the consistency and the driving "Take Me Away." I still am however confused about the title. 'Stanley Climbfall.' What does that even mean?
Easily A Five Star Album...| Posted March 04, 2009
This is one of the best written best executed albums I have ever heard, Lifehouse is a special band and all you have to do to see this is give all their CD's a listen and they will convince you.
Stanley Climbfall is one of the more under appreciated albums except by music purists who have taken the time to find this CD if you did then you were rewarded.
Spin, Anchor, My Precious, Take Me Away... I could go on, a five star album full of five star songs.
stanley climbfall| Posted November 19, 2008
This is a beautiful CD. The music within goes from uplifting to heart-wrenching, and from fast-paced to laid back all while maintaining that wonderful Lifehouse sound. My personal favorite song from this album would have to be either Spin or Out of Breath. On a side note, if you have not heard the acoustic version of Take Me Away, you most definitely should. It is amazing.
luv it!!!| Posted March 17, 2008
this is an AWESOME cd!!! i espescially love the song "spin". my friend liked the band and i had never heard of it before, so she showed me some songs and i was all "ooooh, i know that song!!!' and everything. it was really cool. so now i LOVE the band!!!