Thursday, June 11, 2009


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Every once in a while you get an album that you don't know what to expect from it. You don't know whether it's going to suck, be so-so, or just flat out rock the house. Uplifter is one of those albums.

When the package arrived in the mail, I ran to the computer so I could start listening to the long-awaited album. I didn't know what to expect from it, but I was pretty sure since it's 311 we're talking about, it was going to rock. The first song, Hey You, is definitely my favorite song off the album. It gets you pumped for the rest of the songs. Like I was hoping, it turned out to be one of their best albums yet.

It doesn't really sound like anything we've heard from them before. It's different, and that's what makes it good. There are people out there who complain that 311 has changed, and that they don't make any more albums like Grassroots or Transistor. I'm not going to lie, those are incredible albums, but I praise them for changing it up. Would you really like it if they just played the same stuff over and over again? I know I'd get pretty sick of it.

Overall, I'd give the album a 4.5/5. There are a couple songs that I didn't really like, but that's just my opinion. Just about all of them are rockin'! I'm going to their concert tonight at the USANA Amphitheater, so I can't wait to see the songs live!

If you want to hear the songs, they were streaming on (seen below) earlier this week, I'm not sure if they're still there... I think they're also on the bands MySpace page!

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