There isn't another band in the world like the amazing Superchic[k]. Their album 'Beauty From Pain' continues Superchic[k]'s genre busting journey, inspiring people with new-wave-pop-punk-funk-rock, a positive spirit and upbeat vibe. Combining pop melodies, punk energy, dance grooves, funk and hip hop influences into a blend that is totally unique, this band continues to create music that sounds as if it has leapt straight out of the top 40. Their high-energy show is something else, blending powerful music and uncompromising ministry to young people. 'Beauty From Pain' continues their journey to create songs that really hit issues of self esteem, faith and the many challenges that face teenagers. Catchy, crazy, energetic and totally brilliant!
Record Label Inpop
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.6" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher CHORDANT ACNT# 3707
ISBN 555938030X EAN 0804147127909 UPC 804147127909
Superchick is definitely one of my favorite bands to ever walk the planet! The first song of their's I ever heard was "Suddenly" when the worship team at my school did a human video (kind of like an untaped music video) to it. "Suddenly" is still my fave song on the album, but here's my ratings per song:
Anthem: I really liked this song - loved the use of the electric guitars. Not to mention the terrific vocals. (I mean Tricia and Melissa are always good, but I particularly liked their duet on this song). If I were to rate it... 4.9/5
Pure: Another song I loved! The lyrics were really catchy, and again, I loved the use of electric guitars. Again, 5/5.
Bowling Ball: One of my fave songs on the CD. I really like the lyrics to the chorus... "You need that boy/Like a bowling ball/Dropped on your head/Which means not at all/You have to much to give to live to waste your time on him." 5/5
Stories (Down to the Bottom): A good song if you like rap, but I happen to hate rap, so I didn't like the rap sequences on it. If you love rap, it'll probably be your favorite song on the CD, but I'd give it 4/5 stars, just because rap is my least favorite genre of music.
Wishes: A cool song about a girl who knows she needs to break up with her boyfriend (and written from Tricia's heart). I loved this song. 5/5.
Beauty From Pain: So eerily well done, it made chills run up and down my spine. REALLY reminded me of Evanescence's "Wake Me Up", even though "Wake Me Up" speeds up the chorus much more than this CD's title track. One of my fave songs, 5/5.
It's On: Probably the weakest song on the CD, seemed a little repetitive, but still worth listening to with the rest of the album, I like it enough to give it 4/5 stars. Again, here we see a good use of guitars.
Suddenly: My favorite song on the entire CD. This reminds me of Evanescence's "Wake Me Up" perhaps even more than "Beauty From Pain". The difference between Superchick and Evanescence though, are seen quite plainly in the hopelessness of Evanescence and the hope of Superchick. 5/5.
Courage: Melissa does quite well on this song. It's about a girl with an eating disorder, and is done so beautifully it makes you want to cry. Definitally one of the stronger songs on the CD. 5/5.
We Live: Painfully true. We don't know if our lives will be suddenly cut short. I really liked this, but it wasn't one of my favorites. I'd give it 4.9/5
Overall, this CD is definitally worth a buy. If you like BarlowGirl or Inhabited's music, you'll love Superchick. In fact, Inhabited sounds so much like Superchick, that when I was playing the 2 in the car, Inhabited played and then Superchick and it sounded like a continuation. Wonderful music!
some bad, some better then good. . . . Jul 7, 2005
Anthem: 5/5 a classic girl power rock ballad. Excellent Pure: 3/5 a little to poppy for me. I like the verses better then the chores. But its worth listening to. Bowling ball: 5/5 love the guitar on this one, the lyrics are always good in super chick songs, Bowling Ball included. Very good. Stories (down to the bottom) 3/5: a rap song, not a very good rap song. The rapper sounds like he's whining for a lot of it, but still worth it. Wishes: 5/5 good. Nice music. She yells some for this one, but I like it. A lot like bowling ball lyric wise, its about not needing a boy. Beauty from pain: 5/5 the name sake of the album. Beautiful. Trisha actually sings, really sings, not band sings for this one. A moving, hopeful song. It's On: 5/5 love the chores in this one, love the whole thing. Suddenly: 5/5 this one is close to punk, like Relient k punk, maybe not . . . .but I wasn't very fond of it at first, but it is a solid song, and it grew on me. Courage: 3 and a half/5 lyrics on this one don't stand up quit as much as the rest. The singing. . . . Well, its just, not really good., ok? We live: 4/5 I nice song, but I know why they put it last.
Awesome! Apr 27, 2005
Superchic[k] rocks! If you like this CD then buy their other ones too. You won't be disappointed.
What could be better? Apr 26, 2005
I have been anticipating the release of this album since last summer when I heard about the band's work on it at one of their concert. I've loved Superchic[k]'s music for several years now, and this CD reaffirmed that. They aren't afraid to touch the tougher subjects, and they put every bit of their souls into this album. I've bought every other Superchic[k] CD for my cousin who is now age ten to give her music with good Christian encouragement, and I will be buying this one for her as well. Superchic[k] is one of my absolute favorite bands, and I am definitely not disappointed with this CD!
Not quite beauty...just pain Apr 22, 2005
This album was a disappointment for me. I'm not a kid...I've been a fan of superchick for a few years now (since LOP). Tracks 1,3,7,and 10 are alright...the rest are filler. Track 9, Courage sounds pretty bad.