Spiritual Machines

Artist: Our Lady Peace
Listenability Scale: 75%
Released by: Columbia Records
A Review by:
The Dude on the Right

I forgot I had this CD until I started this project, but I’m so glad I found it. Written around the concept that one day computers will be smarter than we are, “Spiritual Machines” really shows Our Lady Peace are their creative best. “Life” is just one of those fun songs to sing along to, and if you are an Our Lady Peace fan, I’m pretty sure this CD is right up there as some of their better and more ambitious works.

I could have done without the Ray Kurzweil’s (he’s the dude who wrote “The Age of Spiritual Machines – When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence” which the concept of the CD comes from) spoken word passages, although I do understand its use far as the concept of the album goes. Still, the music really leads you through the story Raine Maida and the rest of the band wants to tell.

Dumping out the Kurzweil tracks, that leaves “Spiritual Machines” at about a 75% on the Entertainment Ave! listenability scale.

That’s it for this quick review! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!