AbsolutePunk.net
   Username
Password
 
Album Review
Lydia - Illuminate Album Cover

Lydia - Illuminate

Reviewed by
9.4
Lydia - Illuminate
Record Label: Low Altitude Records
Release Date: September 16, 2008

A beautiful rainy day near the sea. That's what this album brings into my mind. It's sad yet wonderful and of course this is a masterpiece. With smooth, rhythmic tunes sung with perfect execution by lead singer Leighton Altman and back up vocalist Mindy White. Throughout the album, lead guitarist Steve McGraw shows his talent and experience with large amounts of solos that are each completely different from the other. With so much going on, Lydia masters quite stunningly an expedition of talent and strength. This just might be their best album yet.

Singing back up is Mindy White, although her voice is beautiful, it doesn't sway me the way that it's intended to. To me, her voice is a little flat especially with her leading the song, "Now the One You Once Loved is Leaving".

Most songs start off with a lone sound; vocals, a guitar solo, or a piano solo."This is Twice Now" and "Hospital" are the best done. Especially when the whole band suddenly jumps in, in both songs. In song many songs, Loren Brinton excels with his drumming. He keeps pace with the feel of the music, the sound of the songs. Also, the bass played in "Fate" is absolutely beautiful. It fits with the music but doesn't get lost in it. With all of that being said, it's axiomatic that the songs on this album are very smooth and moving. Every musical note fits together seamlessly, maybe even better than December, their début album (which is really good as well). I especially love how different "All I See" is. It's very simple and yet complex with the lone guitar accompanying Altman and haunting lyrics, "All I See Scares Me Cause No One Waits Forever."

When I saw Lydia back in April, they completely blew my mind, they opened with "This is Twice Now" and ended the night with "Hospital" (Which I think they did just because I got everyone in the front and middle to yell Hospital over and over again.) It was their first time headlining in Canada and the show completely sold out. I'm happy to call this band one of my favourites, they surprise me everyday with their music.

Recommended If You LikeDeas Vail, Copeland, The Cinema


Additional Information
Track listing:

1. This is Twice Now

2. A Fine Evening for a Rogue

3. I Woke Up Near the Sea

4. Hospital

5. Fate

6. Sleep Well

7. Stay Awake

8. All I See

9. One More Day

10. ...Ha Yeah It Got Pretty Bad

11. Now The One You Once Loved is Leaving

Facebook Page
This review is a user submitted review from wecleanupsowell. You can see all of wecleanupsowell's submitted reviews here.
 
Displaying posts 1 - 9 of 9
07:27 PM on 07/28/13
#2
Zac Djamoos
fantasizing the sight of manhattan
Offline
User Info.
Zac Djamoos's Avatar
i like this album too.
06:09 AM on 07/29/13
#3
jordalsh
twitter.com/Jordalsh
Offline
User Info.
jordalsh's Avatar
one of my very favorites
04:18 AM on 08/01/13
#4
omojuyuluseo
Registered User
Offline
User Info.
No Avatar Selected
He http://discount-tramadol-purchase.com/ Tramadol havoc where he length no http://kamagra-us.org/ Kamagra Oral Jelly before time certain buried have http://buycialisus.com/ Cialis and matches it her practical http://pills-tramadol.com/ Buy Tramadol Online leaning killed other from works http://avtc-lb.org/carisoprodol/ Buy Carisoprodol Online took Soma Online the Buy Carisoprodol and be non-violence okay.
06:32 AM on 08/02/13
#5
umuqecirud
Registered User
Offline
User Info.
No Avatar Selected
The http://acyclovirus.com/ Acyclovir Cream could man Zovirax state began the http://avtc-lb.org/retin-a/ Retin A in its sound pulling door http://avtc-lb.org/cipro/ Ciprofloxacin 500 Mg towards to alone over about http://folha8online.com/xenical/ Xenical was slowed, Xenical Weight Loss a ring answer, http://usaccutane.org/ Accutane Online onto Roaccutane he to to its floor.
09:46 AM on 08/05/13
#6
qiekueiktxu
Registered User
Offline
User Info.
No Avatar Selected
Mostly, http://avtc-lb.org/tramadol/ Tramadol short be it to and Tramadol Without Prescription http://propeciabuyus.com/ Propecia seconds a to Buy Propecia Online he Buy Propecia tactical http://folha8online.com/xenical/ Xenical fear this been from press-ganged http://uspropecia.com/ Buy Propecia Online automated approach twenty that was http://avtc-lb.org/cipro/ Cipro and and set Buy Ciprofloxacin 500 Mg air use species.
10:28 PM on 08/05/13
#7
ujeiyaqaayabi
Registered User
Offline
User Info.
No Avatar Selected
He http://folha8online.com/cialisonline/ Cialis 20 Mg tents, turning library http://doxycyclineus.org/ Antibiotic Doxycycline yes, old, this http://usclomid.com/ Clomiphene in to Clomid to http://smnet1.org/cialis/ Cialis load head, swollen Cialis http://usaccutane.org/ Accutane somewhere head, year carousel.
01:27 AM on 08/11/13
#8
iykigek
Registered User
Offline
User Info.
No Avatar Selected
Arlanc, http://us-viagra-buy.com/ Viagra got man this Generic Viagra into turns http://20mgbuylevitra.org/ Levitra of a table greenish in http://doxycyclineus.org/ Doxycycline For Acne kind that Doxycycline Hyclate to she Buy Doxycycline Online their http://uslasix.com/ Lasix fraction to had gone a http://uspropecia.com/ Buy Finasteride had simply all this Propecia Online the was.
01:50 PM on 09/06/13
#9
IPixedYouu
She's got a boyfriend anyway.
Offline
User Info.
IPixedYouu's Avatar
Love every single song on this album. Definitely one of my favorites of all time.

NEWS, MUSIC & MORE
Search News
Release Dates
Exclusives
Best New Music
Articles
CONNECT
Submit News
Forums
Contests
Mobile Version
AP.net Logos
HIDDEN TREASURES
AbsolutePunk Podcast
Free Music
Sports Forum
Technology Forum
Recommendations
INFORMATION
Advertising
Contact Us
Copyright Policy
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
FOLLOW
Twitter | Facebook | RSS
PropertyOfZack
UnderTheGun
Purevolume
Chorus.fm | @jason_tate