No Name Face

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Barnes & Noble - Jon Wiederhorn
Rock bands often hate being categorized, let alone compared to their favorite acts. But there's nothing wrong with young bands taking cues from their current heroes so long as those inspirations aren't painstakingly absorbed note-by-note. Case in point, Los Angeles outfit Lifehouse. On their debut album No Name Face, the band play spiky, alterna-pop that draws from Pearl Jam vocalist Jason Wade does a convincing Eddie Vedder, Live, and Vertical Horizon. But the way Lifehouse combine familiar sounds is refreshing and, more importantly, as infectious as a winter cold. The slithery guitar licks on songs such as "Sick Cycle Carousel" and the pleasant vocal harmonies of ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Jon Wiederhorn
Rock bands often hate being categorized, let alone compared to their favorite acts. But there's nothing wrong with young bands taking cues from their current heroes so long as those inspirations aren't painstakingly absorbed note-by-note. Case in point, Los Angeles outfit Lifehouse. On their debut album No Name Face, the band play spiky, alterna-pop that draws from Pearl Jam vocalist Jason Wade does a convincing Eddie Vedder, Live, and Vertical Horizon. But the way Lifehouse combine familiar sounds is refreshing and, more importantly, as infectious as a winter cold. The slithery guitar licks on songs such as "Sick Cycle Carousel" and the pleasant vocal harmonies of tracks such as "Unknown" make the band's music stand out, and their undeniable hooks can cause temporary amnesia in even the harshest critics. All Lifehouse need is a striking video and they might forge an image that rivals -- or even surpasses -- their mentors.
All Music Guide - Liana Jonas
No Name Face, the debut release by Los Angeles-based Lifehouse, certainly proves the theory that less is more. The moody album contains pensive lyrics, soulfully sung by Jason Wade, which are supported by organic electric guitar arrangements. The simplified, but by no means simple, music aptly supports Wade's sonorous voice, which can be compared to Eddie Vedder, Scott Stapp of Creed, and Scott Weiland. At age 20, Wade, who takes songwriting credit, is a lyrical wunderkind, writing words generally reserved for his older counterparts. The album's theme is one of searching -- spiritually, personally, and emotionally -- and this is particularly in evidence on the tracks "Unknown," "Trying," and "Only One." Lifehouse makes a refreshing departure from other post-grunge, youth-oriented bands, who, for example, sing of one-night-stands, big butts, and the ills of society. Here, Wade revels in humanity, exploring and questioning its every nook and cranny. No Name Face benefits from the seasoned ears of Brendan O'Brien Pearl Jam, U2, Stone Temple Pilots, who mixed the album, and producer Ron Aniello. Both brought Wade's vocals and lyrics to the forefront of the mix and, rather than overshadowing them with complex and overbearing instrumentation, kept the music appropriately in the background. It's an intelligent musical formula sorely missed in much music of the early 21st century, particularly in this type of music where songs are sometimes nothing more than a cacophony of screaming and effects-laden instrumentation. It really is a bit of a surprise to see such musical maturity hailing from such a young in age and tenure band. No Name Face should fit right in on rock radio.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2000
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • UPC: 600445023123
  • Catalog Number: 450231
  • Sales rank: 19,005

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hanging By A Moment (3:36)
  2. 2 Sick Cycle Carousel (4:23)
  3. 3 Unknown (4:06)
  4. 4 Somebody Else's Song (4:36)
  5. 5 Trying (3:52)
  6. 6 Only One (4:56)
  7. 7 Simon (6:01)
  8. 8 Cling And Clatter (4:29)
  9. 9 Breathing (4:25)
  10. 10 Quasimodo (4:32)
  11. 11 Somewhere In Between (4:14)
  12. 12 Everything (6:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lifehouse Primary Artist
Jude Cole Background Vocals
Ron Aniello Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards
Marcus Barone chamberlain
Bob Glaub Bass
Matt Laug Drums
Sergio Andrade Bass
Walter Rodriguez Tambourine
Kendall Payne Background Vocals
Jason Wade Guitar, Vocals
Aaron Embry Keyboards
Aaron Lord Viola
Technical Credits
Jude Cole Management
Ron Aniello Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Neal Avron Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Marc Greene Engineer
Billy Kinsley Tracking Assistant
Michael Ostin Executive Producer
Jim Scott Engineer
Bob Kearny Engineer
Ken Schles Inlay Photography
Chris Bilheimer Art Direction
Monique Mizrahi Tracking Assistant
Paul Hayden Engineer
Maxfield Parrish Cover Painting
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Coldplay? Please.

    Ok, first of all, this band sounds absolutely nothing like Coldplay or Guns N' Roses. Secondly, if you did a little background check, the only cd Coldplay had out before this cd was an EP that nobody has ever even heard of. I have to say that yes, after Climbfall, Lifehouse did go downhill, but this album is great. There is no denying it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    this band copyed off of two of my favorites bands coldplay and guns n roses

    yup lifehouse copyed off of two or my favorite bands coldplay and gun n roses this band is a disgrace i heard their bassist left the band after the climbfall album lets just hope this band breaks up in the future i heard this band might break up in 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A new fan of Lifehouse

    I just want to say that my beautiful girlfriend put the song "Everything" on a mixed tape to tell me how she feels about me and I had to go out and buy the CD. I am very impressed and look forward to hearing more from this band. The lyrics are so moving and deep for a band that is just starting out and is so young!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hanging By A Moment!

    I love Lifehouse SO much!!!!!!!!!! I mean I have both of their C.D.s and I'm trying to find Blyss (their former group) C.D.s. By the way, if you know of any you can e-mail me. Back to Lifehouse- I really love their songs. They are easy to sleep to because of their soothing melody and they tell stories. Overall Lifehouse is the best band EVER!!!! I definately reccomend this album and check out Stanley Climbfall!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    "No Name Face" is a perfect example of new bands who find success thanks to a simple but significant song, such as "Hanging by a moment". There are various styles mixed which all come back to rock and grunge. The lyrics of the songs can be defined slightly 'cliché', but they still maintain the importance. Overall, I think it is a great album, which one should surely listen to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best album ever!

    I can't believe that a group of people just out of their teens created this magnificent album! No Name Face is the only album in my collection of CDs that never gets old. The lyrics in every single song on there is moving, powerful, and thought provoking. The music to the songs also complement the words very well to create a splendid mood. Lifehouse is by far my favorite band and No Name Face has got to be one of my favorite albums! I can't wait to get their new album, Stanley Climbfall, on September 17!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!!!!

    This is an amazing album, that much is certain. The lyrics are soulful and the melodies are great. Though there are only 12 songs it is fully compensated for the extrodinary quality of each and every well written and sung song. BUY IT!!!! YOU WON'T REGRET!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lifehouse is the greatest!!

    No name face is an EXTRAORDINARY CD that everyone should be listening to. I absolutely love every single song. ''Only One'' is my favorite song. Lifehouse is undoubtedly the BEST new band.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LIFEHOUSE DEBUT ALBUM A HUGE SUCCESS

    Lifehouse's 'no name face' is a great album, I am really lost for words. I got it on the release date and i still listen to it almost every day. From 'hanging by a moment' to 'everything' this album is just perfect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The BEST CD ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I got this cd for the song ''hanging by a moment'' and I never imagine that ALL the songs were great!!!! It is a KEEPER!!! You have to have it....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better than Ezra, no really

    This album is awesome. Jason Wade's voice just has an appeal that would make any lyrics sound good. Yet, the lyrics are also surprisingly deep and well thought out. This cd was not slapped together to earn a few bucks. not only are the acoustic parts good, but the rhythm and beats are too. If you don't like Hanging by a Moment or you're sick of it, that's okay all the songs on the cd are good. I usually listen to hard rock and punk, but this cd is one of my favorites. I never get tired of it, except maybe hangin'. When you buy it, take the time to read the lyrics**

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Cool Stuff

    An awesome CD for rock and alternative lovers everywhere. Both lyrically and musically pleasing. Some of the best tracks are Quasimodo, my personal favorite, Breathing, which is one of those songs you'll want to play over and over, and Simon, which people can relate to their own lives. Sudden guitar riffs and Wade's Eddie Vedder voice also spice up everything else. Very deep and really great for a band that actually writes and plays music all themselves! I burned No Name Face from a friend because of Hanging By a Moment, which i grew tired of shortly because it is extremely overplayed on the radio, but the rest of the album is worth the time, energy and money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!

    This is my favorite CD in my collection. I've never before had a CD that I enjoyed listening to the tracks 1 through 12! I am definitly waiting for their second CD!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!!!

    As soon as I heard the first single ''Hanging By a Moment'', I was hooked to Lifehouse. I've read a few reviews in the past saying how Lifehouse has a horrible sound and the singer cannot sing at all, and I must say, those people who think that obviously don't have a very good taste in music. After all, this entire CD is composed of lyrically rich, wonderfully written/played songs. There are no songs on this CD that are bad, although a few have to grow on someone through a few listens. The ability of lead singer Jason Wade to write such deep, inspiring lyrics and enjoyable tunes is astounding. I would have to say that this is probably one of the best debut albums I have ever listened to, and I cannot wait for whats next, as I am sure Lifehouse's 2nd album shall again be something to praise. And for all those out there that think this CD is a piece of trash, I DARE you all to try and write something better, something with more passion and boldness than this masterpiece.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My Favorite CD of All Time

    To sum it all up in one word: Wow. I heard about Lifehouse from a friend, who gave me their single ''Hanging by a Moment'' I fell in love with that song, and I loved the music, it was my favorite kind: Soft alternative rock. Not only is the music fantastic, but the lyrics are deep and meaningful, which is just as important. I bought the CD a year ago, and a day hasn't gone by where I don't listen to it. The best tracks are ''Simon'' ''Hanging by a Moment'' and ''Trying'' Buy this CD, you will treasure it forever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ''Catch your breath''

    'Cause Lifehouse's 'No Name Face' is absolutely amazing. From ''Hanging by a Moment'' to ''Everything,'' this CD delivers all the way. My favorite tracks would have to be the very relatable ''Simon'', the musically pleasing ''Breathing'', and the just flat out cool ''Quasimodo''. If you like softer stuff, but still enjoy the ocassional hard song, or you just liked ''Hanging by a Moment'', then you'll love 'No Name Face'. Hmmm. I just sounded like a commercial, didn't I? Oh well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Band!

    This Band is one that we will be hearing from for years to come. The first album is good all the way through. Every song has a different concept for you to think about. ''Hanging by A Moment is good but it's not even close to as good as the rest of the album. ''Everything'' is my personal favorite song but I would be lieing if I said that not every single track on the album is not my favorite. They leave you craveing for their next album release.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    This cd is great and it is definately something you should buy. The music is deep and has a meaning. ''Hanging By a Moment'' and ''Everything'' are amazing songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Rock Band Yet!!!

    Lifehouse is a very talented group and their cd ''No Name Face'' has some of the best sounds and lyrics I have ever encountered. Being an avid music lover and listener this cd and band tops my list. The song ''Hanging By The Moment'' is perhaps the most touching song I have ever heard. All of their songs have a wonderful beat and the cd is worth every penny!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Phenomenal

    Great CD for sure. The first 2 songs, Hanging by a.. and Sick Cycle Carousel have great melodies and great lyrics. The other songs are very good too -this is not the kind of CD where you go from 1 track to the other to find the best songs, they're all good! But I prefer Hanging By A Moment, Sick Cycle Carousel, Trying and Everything. They went from a small group playing localy to Internationally Known, and with THIS album, go get it.

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