A great mix of music
When will this band get the recognition they’re due?? Every song on this album is better than most songs with radio play!! Music, lyrics, vocals are superb and there’s music for your every mood. Love Gone and Weightless.
I came as part of Bum Rush The Charts
and was prepared to delete the song Mine Again if I didn’t like it. I don’t like it, I love it and will download the album together. The music is tight, the vocals sound near to perfect, the refrains are catchy but not too poppy. Well Done Black Lab.
Outstanding Musical Production
by Kevin from Schwagcast.com
Powerful, thoughtful lyrics championed by guitars, keys, and percussion. “Passion Leaves A Trace” is one of my favorite albums from 2006. A brilliant follow-on to “See The Sun,” this album continues in the same vein of driving guitar beats and catchy lyrics.
Better and better
It’s rare to get music that sounds better and better each time you listen to it. I’ve been listening to Black Lab since I saw them open for Our Lady Peace while touring their first Album and have been following them since. Every new song and new album I hear makes me like them even more.
Another Great One
This is a great album for fans of Black Lab. For the rest of you it’s even better. Very melodic passionate tunes, with a bluesy song in “The Window.” You can play the whole thing without skipping songs, but I found 1,4,7,10,12 exceptional. This is the soundtrack to your life. Cruising downtown L.A. at 2am, this is the music you want enveloping the cabin of your car.
All I hoped it would be
by In My Tree
I first discovered Black Lab back in ’97 or ’98 when they opened for Our Lady Peace in Chicago. They blew me away and the next day I went out and bought their album. I was sure they’d be huge in terms of popularity, and I’m shocked they never made it too big commercially. Now they come out with another amazing album that unfortunately most people will never hear. Paul has one of the best voices in music today. Its good to know there are other Black Lab fans, but I’m sure there would be more if people gave them a listen.
a perfect mix
this album is halfway between YBAM and STS. it’s perfect for long time black lab fans and newcomers alike. it’s amazing.
Black Lab can do no wrong!
I have been a Black Lab fan since around 1999 and I am disappointed that two years went by before I was introduced to them. Of all the music I listen to, Black Lab is the most meaningful. The emotion that goes into the lyrics and music is simply inspiring. Your Body Above Me is still one of my favorite albums of all time, and Passion Leaves a Trace is now neck and neck. Mine Again is clearly the most accessible song on the album and arguably the best. This Night is the track that will draw most people to Black Lab now considering it has replaced Time Ago as the most downloaded song. However, it is not the only reason to purchase this album, albeit it is a great one. All the songs stand on their own merits, but I would certainly recommend Weightless and Your Ghost to the fans of This Night. Sune and Moon, Pictures of People, and Ghost in Your Mind really capture the Black Lab that all the fans have come to know and love. Go to their website, buy all three albums, and play them for everyone you know If the fans don’t do it, no one will!
The best of Lab
Combines the dark and twisty-ness of Your Body Above Me and the upbeat from See the Sun. AMAZING!
Musicianship at its best!
This review technically covers both “See the Sun” and “Passion Leaves a Trace” because I purchased them at the same time. “Your Body Above Me” was one of my absolute favorite albums throughout college because of the well crafted, lyrically heavy songs. I believed the band had simply broken up or had not had the opportunity to make another album, so I was extremely surprised when I saw they had two albums released within the last two years. The quality of these two cd’s are amzing and can be heard in each and every song, there are not weak “filler” tracks on either album. Blac Lab shows amazing growth and progression even between these two latest releases, with “Passion” bearing rich music and lyrics about the pains and trials of love. If you love good, quality rock music with soul, I highly recommend any album by Black Lab
Why Is No One Listening To This Amazing Band?
ByFrank Brackney "Pancho"
I must admit, over the past several years I have become a diehard Black Lab advocate. Paul Durham and Andy Ellis (who self produce) continually deliver first-class music with depth that sadly, most people never have the opportunity to hear. Their previous effort, 'See the Sun', was simply awe-inspiring (Highest Recommendation) and I couldn't wait until the arrival of their next CD.
'Passion' (quietly released in Jan. 07) is spilling over with emotion filled vocals and inspired lyrics that bond with listeners. The amazing opening track, 'Mine Again' reminiscing about memories of a loved one willing to do anything to get them back is a song that will not leave your head and DESERVES radio exposure. Remorse echoes throughout the killer drum beat driven song, `This Night' (Used in the FX Promo for The Shield Season 6) that had me hitting the repeat button over and over. Hiding in the middle of the CD is the very heart of 'Passion'. The ethereal and staggering , 'Weightless'. Paul Durham weaves magic on this song and it will knock your socks off. `Ghost In your Mind', `The Real You', and 'A Day Alone' round out the highlights of the disc.
Although the CD may falter on the last few tracks, as a whole it surpasses most of the pathetic fare heard on the radio today and deserves your attention and your ear. Don't Miss it!
I agree (buy this album)
By Leonidas Falkner
I don't usually review items but had to stop when I saw this CD had only one review. Paul Durham's voice was made for rock, and the sort of beats/instrumentals that accompany his lyrics are amazing.
This is what rock should be.
Incredible range-can't stop listening to this CD!
The opening track MINE AGAIN was responsible for jamming up iTunes wit demand for over 48 hours when it was heard on playlists and caused quite a stir with the Bum Rush The Charts movement. That aside, it is an incredible, moving song that will embed in your head. GHOST IN YOUR MIND, a more somber moment is flawless and emotional. Most people highlight WEIGHTLESS as their personal favorite on this CD (and I can clearly see why--epic, moving, different and unique) but I must say that BROKEN HEART and SUN AND MOON (both harder rocking efforts) are the two that get me going. Nothing quite like those two tracks with their driving beats and excellent lyrics while driving around, windows open...
...if I could give this CD 10 stars, I would. Take a chance and pick this one up.
The fact that Black Lab are doing this on their own, without the "assistance" of a record label just goes to show you how badly these labels have missed the boat. Durham and Ellis have created a brilliant album here. Highlights are "Mine Again" and "Weightless" (for me anyway) but the album is great all through. I am so grateful I stumbled on Black Lab way back in 1997. I have all their albums and look forward to the day they are out touring again.