Re: I hate to be positive, but ...
Posted by: Dan ()
Date: December 08, 2013 01:03PM

Well, hell must be freezing over because the new album was just posted as the #1 selling album in the country at Best Buy (which has some pretty stiff competition from all the other genres' Christmastime releases). Did you see the "thumbs up" review in the Huffington Post? Here it is ... rock on ...

Boston "Life, Love & Hope" (Frontiers)

Give Tom Scholz credit for knowing one of the core tenets of business success: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

On Boston's first album in 11 years, and the first since the tragic death of legendary vocalist Brad Delp in 2007, the band sticks with its tried-and-true sound, one that has come to nearly define the classic rock genre.

From the first time the world heard "More Than a Feeling" in the 1970s, Boston burned its way into rock's DNA with an identifiable sound: layer upon layer of angry guitars, harmonic solos and angelic vocals backing Delp, who could hit notes only dogs could hear.

There's an unreleased Delp track here, "Sail Away," about the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, and it's the only one of the three Delp tracks on this album that's new. Two others — "Someone" and "Didn't Mean to Fall in Love" appeared on the band's "Corporate America" album, but Scholz was never really happy with them and has rebuilt them from top to bottom while keeping the original Delp vocals.

Other songs don't fare as well, including "If You Were in Love" with Kimberley Dahme's nothing-special vocals.

"Heaven on Earth," with David Victor singing lead could be a hit single — that is, if all the Boston fans who were "Smokin'" in the '70s remain loyal to a group who helped define what rock 'n' roll sounded like for many years.

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