getting up early many, many years ago and sitting in front of my computer for hours, catching glimpses of them filming the video for "Life" (from the album "Spiritual Machines" - an album that set me up to expect great things from these guys in the future . . . and then they brought out those three I mentioned above).
But this year, they brought out "Curve". And, guess what? I can now put my entire OLP collection on to play and listen to it all, very happily, too. It's not that those three albums were bad, they just weren't what I expected to come after "Spiritual Machines". But, now that I have "Curve", much more like what I would have expected, I can handle those other three. It also helps that I have the "Our Lady Peace LIVE" DVD, which let me hear just how cool a few of the songs off those albums can sound live ("Not Enough", for instance, sounds awesome on the DVD, but loses a lot in the recording).
Side note: While I don't love "Healthy in Paranoid Times", one of my favourite OLP songs is on that album - the opening track: "Angels/Losing/Sleep". I wanted to walk down the isle to that song. But, I listened to the lyrics and decided against it ("Looks like your boat's about to sink, so it's time to prepare . . .").
Down to business: "Curve". I really like it, but I think you know that already. I heard that "The Wolf" is a single, but I can't find a video for it - I assume it's only a single in Canada and, maybe, the US. I am a fan of that one. I also dig "Heavyweight", the only one with an official video on Youtube. So here, I share it:
The rumbling bass of "If This Is It" gets me, too ... Oh, who am I kidding? I like the whole album. Do I think you will too? Well, I'll leave that up to you.