These days Alternative Rock groups put out one or two good albums and then just drop out of sight. Therefore, the need for a major group to keep a string of hit albums going is a must. This leads me to tell you about the new release from Live entitled "Secret Samadhi."
Now this is a group who has not disappointed their fans yet. They've brought you the hit songs (just to name a few) "Pain Lies On The Riverside," "Operation Spirit," "Selling The Drama," "I Alone," and "Lightning Crashes." Now they're back and they have brought a new set of hit songs for all their fans to enjoy, and they are "Rattle Snake," "Lakini's Juice," and "Freaks." This is one group that doesn't know the meaning of the words "bad album." On Live's latest release "Secret Samadhi," the group explores new boundaries of music, such as playing a little heavier, using more involved song writing, and having more pop-oriented hooks that embed themselves in your brain. These new changes in their sound are mostly for the better. Live has retained something a lot of other groups have lost, INTENSITY!
Live will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the album. Live joins the company of leading alternative rock groups in the '90s including Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Bush, and The Wallflowers. Live's new album, "Secret Samadhi," will show you that alternative rock is not dead, and so will these other groups. My overall rating of their new album is an 8 on a 1 to 10 scale. This new album isn't a masterpiece, but I strongly recommend that you buy it because it will keep you happy until one does come along by this group.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.