Album Review: O.A.R.’s “The Rockville” LP

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Hey music lovers,

As summer comes to halfway over, it’s time to freshen things up a bit. However, it is important to remember your roots and where you came from, and this album does jus that. So without further adu, here is the latest scoop from O.A.R.’s latest “The Rockville” LP.

This album is one that you are going to want to listen to. Why? Because O.A.R. is back with all new sounds intertwined with their originality of music. My favorite song off this album is their latest single ‘Peace”. This song is a slow song that is absolutely beautiful. It’s has the sound of the guitar making a huge impact about going after what you love and finally getting the peace they’ve been seeking for.

Another knockout song is “Two Hands Up”. This is the first song off of their album that is upbeat and really defines the album as a whole. O.A.R. keeps with themselves, but add techno music in their originality. A song similar to this style is “We’ll Pick Up Where We Left Off”, which is the second song off their album. It is upbeat and lively; full of energy and life.

However, O.A.R. fails to leave who they are behind, which makes this album even more powerful. “The Element” brings the band back to the start and where it all began; almost like a reminder to how things started. I really like this because the band knows who they are, and you can tell that even though times in the music industry are changing, O.A.R. adapts to some of the latest sounds, but this song incorporates the music in which they already are.

Another song that is like “The Element” is “Favorite Song” this is a cute love song, much like “Peace” but more upbeat and fun sounding. This song is about love and singing to the songs that make sense now that you’re in love. Another song like this is “So Good So Far”. This song is beautiful with the instruments used and the lyrics that combine with it. It’s about living in the moment and learning that so far, things are going good, but it isn’t over until you’ve won, meaning winning the guy or the girl’s heart forever.

A song that I’m not a huge fan of off this album is “The Architect”. I can’t tell if it’s the trumpets being used, or the edginess it has. I feel like the mix between the instruments and the lyrics don’t connect well together, and that if one of them were different, maybe the song would be a lot stronger.

Overall, I highly recommend this album to O.A.R. lovers and for people who love artists such as the Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox Twenty, and 90s music in general. I can see this band going far in the future, as long as they stick to who they are.

So until next time, dance, live, and love music.



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