Our Lady Peace (OLP) is one of those journeymen bands that never fails to connect with rock-radio listeners—and yet it hasn't garnered the massive, mega-platinum success that it deserves.

Our Lady Peace (OLP) is one of those journeymen bands that never fails to connect with rock-radio listeners—and yet it hasn't garnered the massive, mega-platinum success that it deserves. Gravity is a giant leap forward, as the band links with producer Bob Rock (Metallica), emerging with a crisp, highly commercial collection of guitar-driven jams. The band carefully walks the tightrope between top-40 sheen ("Somewhere Out There") and arena-ready bombast ("Made of Steel"), which nicely widens its audience appeal to include youthful popsters. At a time when the rock world is crowded with more bands than there's room for on radio, it was wise for OLP to sweeten its sound enough to stand apart from the pack. Time will tell how effective a move it was.—LF