Our Lady Peace, "Burn Burn"

52 Billboard Rating

Nearly four years have passed since Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace released a studio album and the band cut ties with longtime label Sony and producer Bob Rock. This newfound sense of freedom seems to have carried over to Our Lady Peace's seventh album, "Burn Burn." Fingerprints of the band's past are all over it, from the frantic basslines and guitar blasts found on the eccentric "Monkey Brains" to stripped-down rocker "White Flags." Nothing on the new set is quite as compelling as the 2002 hit, "Somewhere Out There," but the soaring, piano-driven "Never Get Over You" is proof that singer Raine Maida can still write a killer ballad. And while the first single, "All You Did Was Save My Life," provides some much-needed bite, "Burn Burn" is ultimately ballad-heavy and one-dimensional. --Evan Lucy

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