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Over It
Step Outside Yourself
Virgin Records
www.overitonline.com


They've wooed us with Ben Harper, wowed us with Janet Jackson and even shocked us with Korn... Virgin Records is one of the largest record labels today, and they've given us countless numbers of huge acts. Over It is no exception.

Over It is one of those bands that is going to set the bar a little higher for everyone else. Starting off the journey with a good pop-rock song: "Think Against The Grain." There's something about a few of the guitar riffs that scream Hawthorne Heights - very distinct and almost dark. The next step (or song) "Gunslinger (Running Out Of Time)" is a slightly more poppy song. In this setting, Peter (lead vocals) actually comes out sounding like a younger George Michael - rather humorous. They have a song primed and ready for the radio: "Siren On The 101", enough said. My two favorite songs on the album are right in the middle: "Your Song" and "The Energy." I think it's the lyrics "Finally found your wings/but you gave it all to watch over me", paired with powerful drums and mesmerizing guitar that hooks me in to "Your Song." With "The Energy"... well, it's just that, the energy. These guys obviously know what they're doing and that's nicely displayed in this song. The lyrics have a purpose and the beat keeps your body moving through the entire 3 min and 56 seconds. The journey ends with "Like Satellites." This song features an acoustic guitar which sets the tone a bit happier and peppier, a good way to end it.

No exception, this is another great album put out by Virgin Records. The rest of it deserves a listen and a good jam session.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. Think Against The Grain
2. Gunslinger (Running Out Of Time)
3. Siren On The 101
4. Too Much Information
5. Dishonor, Disorder
6. Your Song
7. The Energy
8. Lost
9. Where The Sky Begins
10. Mister Serious
11. Feels Like Affection (Turn It Up)
12. Come Out With Your Hands Up
13. Like Satellites


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