Lifehouse

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
There's no shortage of angry young men in the realm of rock, but when it comes to articulate and mature 20-somethings, the field is fairly open -- which makes Lifehouse frontman Jason Wade all the more compelling. There's a dreamy aspect to a number of the disc's dozen tunes, as evidenced by the opening "Come Back Down," which pits airy harmonies against a backdrop focused on a spare, chiming guitar line. Wade still has issues in the realm of romance -- a trait that might wreak havoc in his personal life but one that enables him to compose compellingly angsty missives like the stormy "You and Me" and the wounded "We'll Never Know" which has a streak of Goo Goo Dolls ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
There's no shortage of angry young men in the realm of rock, but when it comes to articulate and mature 20-somethings, the field is fairly open -- which makes Lifehouse frontman Jason Wade all the more compelling. There's a dreamy aspect to a number of the disc's dozen tunes, as evidenced by the opening "Come Back Down," which pits airy harmonies against a backdrop focused on a spare, chiming guitar line. Wade still has issues in the realm of romance -- a trait that might wreak havoc in his personal life but one that enables him to compose compellingly angsty missives like the stormy "You and Me" and the wounded "We'll Never Know" which has a streak of Goo Goo Dolls balladry running through it. For "Walking Away," on the other hand, Wade takes a slightly more detached approach, one that's underscored by the deliberate pace and soft-focus guitars reminiscent of psychedelic-era Beatles album tracks. There's nothing particularly groundbreaking in the grooves of Lifehouse, but Wade pours so much of himself into them, those familiar sounds take on a newly minted sheen.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Three albums in and Lifehouse sound comfortable -- comfortable in their skin, comfortable working within the constraints of adult alternative radio, comfortable enough to deaden any possible lingering Creed or Stone Temple Pilots comparisons that might have plagued them after their first two records. Here, on their eponymous third album, Lifehouse is a rock band that doesn't rock. They strum acoustic guitars and sing earnest mid-tempo anthems and ballads, all given a slick shine by producer John Alagia, who has previously worked on records by the Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, and Jason Mraz -- a collaborator whose very presence indicates how far the group has shifted from its early Brendan O'Brien productions. While some longtime fans will miss the band's harder side, Lifehouse sound, well, more comfortable in this setting, and they've made an album that's smooth, mellow, pleasant, and tuneful, a record that's designed to ease onto the AAA radio waves, where it will politely sit next to songs by Matthews, Mayer, and Mraz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2005
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498803738
  • Catalog Number: 000430812
  • Sales rank: 8,796

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come Back Down (4:34)
  2. 2 You and Me (3:16)
  3. 3 Blind (5:00)
  4. 4 All in All (2:59)
  5. 5 Better Luck Next Time (3:37)
  6. 6 Days Go By (3:25)
  7. 7 Into the Sun (5:21)
  8. 8 Undone (3:24)
  9. 9 We'll Never Know (3:23)
  10. 10 Walking Away (4:48)
  11. 11 Chapter One (3:40)
  12. 12 The End Has Only Begun (6:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lifehouse Primary Artist
John Alagia Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Ukulele, Vibes, chamberlain, Vocal Harmony
Oliver Kraus Cello
Jason Wade Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Rick Woolstenhulme Percussion, Piano, Drums, Group Member
Bryce Soderberg Bass, Background Vocals, Group Member
Stewart Meyers Bass
Technical Credits
Jude Cole Composer, Executive Producer
Ted Jensen Mastering
John Alagia Producer
Oliver Kraus String Arrangements
Jeff Juliano Engineer
Jason Wade Composer, String Arrangements
Scott Faircloff Composer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great album

    This is by far my favorite Lifehouse album. The track list has a great flow, and while the songs are cohesive and feel as though they belong together, they're also different enough from one another that I want to pay attention to each one. The instrumentation is great: rolling guitar, strong, subtle bass, and especially the cellos in "All in All." I love that moments of high energy and playful momentum, like "Days Go By" and "We'll Never Know," are balanced by slow, meditative spells, as in "Into the Sun" and "Walking Away." There's just something about the album that makes for a great, fresh listen every time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    incredible

    lifehouse is a very nice band with very sweet songs. definately my favortite band.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    this band is just terrible very terrible the lead singer whine and crys like he is 5 years old

    another cd that has ripped off both coldplay and guns n roses this band is just terrible they do not even write their own songs this band is full of fakes and hacks and frauds i even heard this band supports both george w bush and john mccain and sarah palin this band is beyond terrible take my advice people do not get into lifehouse they stink you want real bands check out metallica,megadeth,slayer,guns n roses

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    beautiful, there's no better way to sing it

    WOW, they are really rocking!!!! I find their songs so inspirational, especially after a hard day. Then I just pop in their cd and sit back and relax and listen to their lyrics. Thanx, Lifehouse, for making all my bad days good! And for all you other Lifehouse fans, you guys rock!! Keep supporting them!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!

    This CD is soo good! I listened to each and every song without skipping any! My other CDs that I have, some have almost 20 songs, and I only like 5 of them... the other songs I just don't like, so I skip over them every time. But with this CD, you can listen to each and every song, it's so great. My favorite song is "You and Me", though I love every song!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    soothing and mesmerising

    in capital letters, this is an AMAZING cd! the lead singers's vocals are mesmerizing and soft, sure to make you stop whatever you are doing just to listen. this is my favorite cd so far. When i heard their single,"you and me," i loved the group right away. im sure you wil too!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LUUUUUUUUUUUUVVVVVV IT!!!!!!

    This is one of the best albums I have ever owned! Each track is unbelievable and it will stick into your head for weeks to come! I really love "You and Me", that one is probably my favorite out of all of them. Buy it, you will not be disappointed at all!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Whoa

    A new album from one of my favorite bands, ever since their first album I knew that Lifehouse had something that no other band around had, and that is passion for what they write. The second album Stanley Climbfall had many other great songs that unfortunately never got the press that it should have which is sad since I felt like it was a great album even though many people compared it to the previous classic No Name Face. After this I had a sinking feeling in my stomach that maybe the band was about to hang it up butI prayed on all that is Holy they did not because obviously they still have a lot more to give back to the music community. This new album while noticeably slower is one of the most relaxing albums that I have heard in my life, and while on a road trip or anywhere for that matter a nice relaxing record is priceless and that is just exactly what this album and Lifehouse is...priceless! We might be on the doorstep to a pop rock revitalization. Now all I'm waiting for is the release of Rob Thomas' solo album and The Gin Blossoms new one! Viva Real Music!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Lifehouse Album

    Most people thought Lifehouse was done after their second album didn't do as well as "No Name Face." Guess what? They were wrong! Lifehouse has come back with an album that is not only catchy, but also heart-felt and real. The lyrics stick with you all day. The opening track, "Come Back Down," hooks you right away. There is a mixture of fast-paced songs and ballads, making the album easy to listen to straight through. Some highlight tracks include: "Come Back Down," "Blind," "Undone," "We'll Never Know," and "Walking Away." This album is definitely worth every penny! For more info, visit: http://www.lifehousefans.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Where's the Filter, J?

    So, I'm not disappointed per say, but it's only because I know what to expect from LH. There isn't any hard-hitting stuff in this 3rd release. It's 45 minutes of "Where have I heard that before?" However, somewhere buried beneath the piles and piles of vapid, meaningless whining/love-confessing are mini gems of compelling, meaningful lyrics such as, "Salt and tears in the minds and mouths of a bad decision," and "Strange how life coincides with the seasons of today," and...oh wait that's all. Honestly, if I were Jason, I would just step back, find another profession, and let the REAL lyricists do the work. Also, I would be happier with this album if there was SOME evidence that Jason had a filter in his mind that said, "Ooo, J, you've used that lyric before. Whoa, J, you have a vocabulary that exceeds the same 25 words, use it!" I'm going to listen to this album, however, because I am a "huge fan" who has seen them in concert a ridiculous amount of times, goes to their MB every day and sports a LH sticker on my binder. But: spare yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She's a beauty

    I have been a fan of Lifehouse since their first album and there is no other band out there that I would rather listen to over and over again. This album is full of great hits. Come Back Down is a beautiful song and very inspirational. I hope to hear it soon on the radio. Blind is another song that I listen to over and over. Jason's voice on We'll Never Know is refreshing and it has become my favorite song on the album. And, of course, You and Me is the sweetest song. I will enjoy this album, just like the previous two, for many years to come!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another great album

    Now, I must admit, that initially when I get a Lifehouse CD.. it takes me a few days to truly take in the whole thing... I listen to the words, consume the music, and I am left with wanting to have thought-provoking discussions with my friends on what really matters in life. There is a lot of depth to Lifehouse's CDs.. In this postmodern world, I think it is awesome that this band is questioning the struggles we all face, but they also allow for a lot of grace and a lot of love. There are very few bands that can truly capture the struggle of the human heart to survive and to figure out our own identity in this world. Its refreshing to hear lyrics where these guys seem to be facing the same battles of me and a lot of my friends.. Its refreshing to hear that there is hope, and its okay to slow down and to stop and listen. In this case.. I would highly recommend stopping and listening to their latest album. It will cause some reflection, but it will leave you feeling refreshed like a cool drink of water after a long walk through the desert.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Go buy the new Lifehouse CD!

    I just bought the new Lifehouse CD a couple of days ago and I can't stop listening to it! It's so great. The music is very mellow. My two favorite songs on the CD are 'Come Back Down' and 'You and Me'. I would definitely recommend it everyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent as always

    Lifehouse`s third album is out and after listening to it a couple of time I think it is a lot better than their second album Stanley Climbfall, but still not as good as No Name Face, which is, at least for me, a classic. It has some great catchy track on it. It starts great. Come Back Down, the first single You & Me and Blind are brilliant songs. Then comes All in All, a slow starter but it`s just one of those songs that gets better with every listen. Better Luck Next time is another great track with those typical Jason Wade lyrics brought brilliantly to life by his voice. Days Go By kind of reminds me of summer and is also a great track, it kinda sounds like it could be a title song of a TV show though, that could be a bad or a good thing, depends on a person listening to it I guess. Track #7 Into the Sun, track #8 Undone, track #9 We`ll never know are all excellent songs. Then comes Walking Away, a slow song and in my opinion the worst song on the album, but not a bad song, it just feels a bit out of place. Chapter One has this catch initial tune and is a laid back track, not amongst the best on the album, but a song you can listen to without skipping it. The last track on the album is appropriately named The End Has Only Begun and it`s a mellow track, it`s ok, but not excellent. All in all it`s a great album offering a variety of extremely catchy songs that seem to haunt you all day long as at least I can`t seem to stop singing them and humming their melodies. I`ll give this album a 9 out of 10, with No Name Face being 10 and Stanley Climbfall a 7.5 just to give you some perspective.It is a lot better than their second album Stanley Climbfall, but still not as good as No Name Face, which is, at least for me, a classic. It has some great catchy track on it. It starts great. Come Back Down, the first single You & Me and Blind are brilliant songs. Then comes All in All, a slow starter but it`s just one of those songs that gets better with every listen. Better Luck Next time is another great track with those typical Jason Wade lyrics brought brilliantly to life by his voice. Days Go By kind of reminds me of summer and is also a great track, it kinda sounds like it could be a title song of a TV show though. Track #7 Into the Sun, track #8 Undone, track #9 We`ll never know are all excellent songs. Then comes Walking Away, a slow song and in my opinion the worst song on the album, but not a bad song, it just feels a bit out of place. Chapter One has this catch initial tune and is a laid back track, not amongst the best on the album. The last track on the album is appropriately named The End Has Only Begun and it`s a mellow track, it`s ok, but not excellent. All in all it`s a great album offering a variety of extremely catchy songs that seem to haunt all day long as at least I can`t seem to stop singing them and humming their melodies. I`ll give a 9 out of 10, with No Name Face being 10 and Stanley Climbfall a 7.5 just to give you some perspective.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great Cd!

    Another good Cd from lifehouse. The words are very poetic and it has a smooth, calming, melody throughout that makes you fall in love with the album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They do it Again!

    Lifehouse never fails to make a brilliant cd. This third album is a hit, the single on this cd "You and Me" is the "Hanging By A Moment" of the third cd. It's incredible, and I think everyone should buy it! Good Job Guys!!!! -Sue

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great album from lifehouse

    the album is great. it has many potential hits on it. there wasn't a break in the whole cd where the song that you really don't like plays, and you have to skip it to find the one song that you like. they are all great. all of the songs are easy to relate to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    On a Roll

    Lifehouse's newest cd is truly amazing. They definitely are one of those bands that will be around for along time. It seems that with every cd they get better and better, and that no matter how many times you might listen to any of their cds, you can't get sick of them. They also are a great band to see live which makes them even more wonderful. I'd highly recommend if you haven't already purchased this cd to go and get it, because it is a worthy purchase.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing new CD

    A week after buying this album, it's still in my CD player. Although I do think it takes a few listens to really grow on you, once you become familiar with the songs, this CD is exceptional. The first three songs, "Come Back Down," "You and Me," and "Blind" are some of the best on the CD in my opinion, and, with their catchy hooks and radio appeal, are natural choices for singles. Two more songs that I have grown to love are "All in All" and "Chapter One," both with a slightly different feel to them, but surprisingly appealing. They are both fun, light, and have similar positive messages. One of my favorite songs on the album is "Better Luck Next Time," such a powerful song with really incredible vocals. "Days Go By," "Undone," and "We'll Never Know" are also potential singles with upbeat, catchy choruses. Some of the more mellow songs on the album, like "Into the Sun" or "Walking Away," aren't my type of song, but are still amazingly done. The last song on the CD is "The End Has Only Begun," and, while not one of my favorites, it's a good song to end the album with. To anyone considering buying this CD, I would definitely recommend it. Even if you don't like every single song, chances are you will love most of it, and many of the songs will begin to grow on you after two or three listens. This CD is not quite as amazing as "No Name Face," the band's first album, but it contains some of their best songs yet. "Lifehouse" is a fantastic follow-up from an incredible band.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    totally new

    sounds completely different from the other two albums and has the best melodies of any album out there. the lyrics are incredible too.

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