Overview 1. You Still Amaze Me 2. I'm Alive 3. Beautiful 4. Ocean Floor 5. Rejoice 6. Speak To Me 7. Glory 8. Summertime 9. This is Everything 10. Lift 11. Tremble Bonus Tracks: Beautiful (radio remix) and Lonely Man (from the demo sessions)
Record Label Forefront
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2001
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 0012183970 EAN 0724382529927 UPC 724382529927
Having been an Audio Adrenaline listener since the first release, I've seen them evolve from a really simplistic pop rock band to a more earthy, angsty alt-rock sound over the years and with that improve their lyrical content. This one, however, doesn't stand up alongside finer efforts like WORLDWIDE or UNDERDOG.
HIGHLIGHTS: Slightly grungy rocker "I'm Alive" should probably have been the opener possessing nicely playful lyrics ("Sometimes I wake up feeling like I did back in L.A./But since I'm from Kentucky, that feeling musta been a mistake"). "Rejoice" is a crisp and snappy slice of pop that reminds me of RECKLESS era Bryan Adams and ballad "Speak to Me" is one of the more emotionally naked offerings from the group. "Summertime" takes the oft-covered ground of longing for heaven and uses the metaphor of a sundrenched idyll to give it a fresh spin. A raw demo for "Lonely Man" should have replaced one of the weaker cuts on the album proper.
LOWS: Nothing here makes me outright shudder but several of them seem a bit shopworn...like the guys are trying to make the "sound" that will sell in Christian bookstores. "Tremble" in particular could be any of a dozen 'modern worship' bands. There's also an abundance of cliche lyrically. ("You Still Amaze Me",Christian radio hit "Beautiful" which appears here in a radio remix as well)
BOTTOM LINE: Not bad but run of the mill. Don't make this the first release you buy from the band.
Pretty good, but I've heard better (esp. from them) Feb 3, 2006
I guess the 3-star rating is just in comparison to other Audio A. albums I prefer. Take that into consideration, because this album has some great songs on it! "Ocean Floor" and "Beautiful" are 2 of my favorite Audio A. songs ever, but I don't feel that the rest of the album is nearly as good.
definetly an awesome listen!! May 20, 2005
I'm listening to this awesome cd right now! this one has my hotes and nots . audio a. has matured some.i like it! this is a reccomendaction!
god bless all!
Audio shines on all their CDs... Mar 3, 2005
This a great AA CD. I get sucked into this CD the lyrics are wonderful and the music just helps to amplify the wonderful lyrics. It is a CD that you can shout with and sing with and feel great about singing your faith. It is a fun CD with passion and love build in. I just can't say enough good things about his CD. I just feel great each time I pop this CD in...it makes you feel good and raises your spirits. I love every song on this CD none of them are a favorite and non of them do I skip-they are all wonderful! I recommend this CD to any past AA fan and to anyone who likes great music should also own this CD it is a necessity for any music lover!
Some Lift is a great CD...it is no different than any other AA CD's as it is just as catchy and hook filled...and it is full out praise music. This CD is wonderful! I don't think I have disliked an AA CD, but this one is recommended as it is just as good as the others but some of the new CDs outshine the others...AA only keeps outdoing themselves! This is better than Bloom and so forth but the thing of it not one of their CDs is bad or even remotely terrible they are all great; the thing is they only get better! AA is an excellent band!
I love the song "Ocean Floor" that is one of my favorite songs on this CD but they are all great.
Slight dip in quality, but still excellent Feb 22, 2004
In the middle of making 5 solid albums comes LIFT. The bands style was set with DON'T CENSOR ME, 1995. Then came the monster albums that are full of 3, 4 and 5 star songs BLOOM and SOME KIND OF ZOMBIE. These 5 star albums were followed by two 4 star albums UNDERDOG and LIFT. LIFT has a lot of 3 -good- and 4 -great- star songs with only one 5 -WOW!- star songs - Ocean Floor, a beautiful moderate rock song about the fact that, through Jesus our sins are forgiven and forgotten, they are there on the ocean floor.
One wonders what would happen after two 5 star albums, then two 4 star albums. Which way will it break with the next album? The next album is WORLDWIDE, and in my opinion, it is one of the great albums of any genre. Oddly enough, the best song on LIFT is also on WORLDWIDE.. Ocean Floor.
There is a lot to like about LIFT, but the must have albums are, in order of importance to me: HIT PARADE, WORLDWIDE, BLOOM and SOME KIND OF ZOMBIE. Music is food for the soul. Great Christian music from Audio Adrenalin is a huge feast for the soul because, in my opinion all their albums are 3 star or better, except one -the self titled one released in 1995.