No Name Face is an auspicious debut from a band seemingly made to rule the airwaves. The insinuating melodies that mark Lifehouse's radio-friendly sound are not unlike those of matchbox twenty or Live in their softer moments. From the first single, "Hanging by a Moment," to the emotive and uplifting "Quasimodo" and the wonderful "Trying" (think Crowded House at their lilting best), Lifehouse are self-possessed and focused. Young singer-songwriter Jason Wade (the son of two ministers) imbues Lifehouse's vibe with a spiritual quality that's never heavy-handed, delivering the goods with the authority of an experienced troubadour. No Name Face may be a first offering from a young band, but it looks to signal the beginning of an estimable career. --Katherine Turman
Album Description Includes two bonus tracks, both not on the U.S. version: 'What's Wrong With That' and 'Fool'.
Album Details Includes Two Bonus Tracks, Both Not on the USA Version: 'what's Wrong with That' and 'fool'.
Record Label Dreamworks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54"
Release Date Sep 1, 2002
Publisher CHORDANT ACNT# 3707
ISBN 0044502312 EAN 0600445023123 UPC 600445023123
"No Name Face", the debut album from Lifehouse, shows an alternative band in the same vein as Creed, Bush, and Nickelback, but there is something more inside this band. The lyrics are some very strong writing, and the music is beautiful, and put together, it is impactful, powerful writing, great music to listen to when you are questioning the road you are going down in life.
The album spun off two strong singles. "Sick Cycle Carousel" describes a painful relationship where neither person knows when to end it, so it keeps going and going with no end in sight, a story for most in relationships. Then there is "Hanging By a Moment", the love song of 2000 and one of the top hits of that year. The song is about falling in love and being scared of putting your heart and feelings on the line. The song describes letting go, having faith, and seeing where your heart and love takes you. The song is fasicinating and is beautiful to play for the one you love.
Like I said in a past review, I want to clarify something about this band, one of the biggest misconceptions. This is NOT a Christian Band, and never has been one. They are an alternative band. They have never once been promoted as a Christian Band. Yes, one of the guys in the band does have missionary parents, but their music isn't Christian based. Yes, they like to make references to spirituality in their lyrics at times, but other artists do that as well.
Get "No Name Face", easily one of the best albums of 2000 and even of all time, today.
LIFEHOUSE: NO NAME FACE ! ! ! Jul 23, 2005
Oh my goodness!!! This is the greatest cd ever created. The songs are so inspirational and deep. Jason Wade's voice is heart-melting. Every single song on the entire cd is totally absolutely perfect and breathtaking. Stanley Climbfall and the self titled cd are weak, espcially the new one because it's not his style. Get back with it man, cause you are absolutely awsome and No Name Face is a masterpiece!!!
Simply Awesome Jul 20, 2005
I've had this album for a long time. I listened to it so much, that I had to purchase a new CD recently. This is simply the best of Lifehouse (now that they have 3 albums out). The lyrics are magical. "Hanging by a Moment" is not even the best song in the album!
ah... lifehouse Jun 30, 2005
one of the best CD's i keep forgiting i have, this may be lifehouse's best album. not one of the soungs on here sound good loud, which is kind of weard, but thats ok thay all sound verry good. if only their new radio relese ("you and me") was half as enjoyable as the worst song on 'no name fase'...
One of the Best Albums Ever! Jun 9, 2005
I originally bought this CD in 2001, not too long before I graduated from college. I was going through a very rough time, so many things were going on in my life and I was in a very bad place. I had heard "Hanging by a Moment" on the radio and hadn't really paid attention to the words...it was just a catchy tune. Then one morning, I remember I woke up after an awful night, and heard the song again...and I really HEARD it. And it took my breath away. It perfectly described what was going on in my life at that time ~ I was completely and hopelessly in love with someone who, at that time in his life, could not love me back and I felt like every moment with him, I was hanging by that moment. I knew I had to by the CD and so I did and was amazed to find out that I loved the entire CD. "Sick Cycle Carousel" more than adequately describes how my entire relationship with this man was. The other songs just touched upon other emotions I was feeling and I became hooked. Though I love the other CDs by Lifehouse, this one will always be my favorite, as the words really affected me and helped me through a tough time in my life. It is hands down one of the best albums ever written.