By Avery Salamon
Our Lady Peace has been around for over two decades and has an amazing amount of output to show for it. Here we will discuss which their best record is and why this writer feels that way. Let’s just dive right in and dissect Our Lady Peace’s catalog. Eight albums to pick from which will land at 1.
From worst to first:
Burn Burn – Even looking back at the track listing nothing whatsoever sticks out at all to me. I do remember giving it a few spins, and that is all.
Healthy In Paranoid Times – This was a nothing special but nothing bad record. It is what it is
Curve – Although its lead single “Heavyweight” started off strong the album didn’t catch on as much as it should have. Here is to hoping they build from this record.
Gravity – Their biggest mainstream success came from this record. As much as I wanted it lower the song “innocent” will always keep this above the bottom.
Spiritual Machines – To many interludes to tell the story throughout the record while the music tends to tell the story enough without any help.
Happiness… Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch-Top to Bottom in the amazing record, but it failed to get the “it factor” of the top 2 for me.
Naveed – the album that introduced OLP to the world and we are thankful for it. Has some classic tracks like “the birdman” and “starseed” and still is great top to bottom.
And number 1 is:
Clumsy – this is their best record top to bottom and to this day almost all the fans remember all the songs by heart. This is the album that brought them from Canadian rock stars to worldwide rockstars and made its stamp on Alternative music too. When you can remember every song top to bottom, from a record, it clearly shows how strong of an experience that record created. The CD starts out strong with “Superman’s Dead” and keeps it going with “automatic flowers” slows a little (not weaker, just a ballad) with “Carnival” then “big dumb rocket” picks it up only to slow it a little with the great “4 a.m.” from there on out it doesn’t slow down with other awesome songs like “Clumsy”, “The story of 100 aisles” and “car crash”. Years may go by from a release, but when everyone still talks about it, it sets a standard for whatever records may follow.