Honestly, I really wish I didn't read the review for Reach for the Sun. It's having a Lydia effect on me.
What I mean is when Lydia's Illuminate came out to much acclaim on this site last year, I was excited. The MySpace songs sounded great, so I took a chance and bought the hard copy of it. I listened to the first few tracks and I liked it...then it went downhill. I couldn't help but notice every song sounded way too similar after a while and ruined it for me. It's a decent album, but the acclaim made it sound like it was one of the best albums this decade, which it was far from.
Although Reach for the Sun isn't having quite as catastrophic of an effect on me, I'm really beginning to hear a lack of individuality for each song. The first three...[read more]