Our Lady Peace
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Once considered just another moments-too-late purveyor the sort of melodic, upbeat grunge popularized by Stone Temple Pilots, Our Lady Peace fared better than most of its middling alt-rock contemporaries by graduating directly into “adult alternative” and borrowing rotely from U2’s schematics. Over the years, the band has lost both fans and founding members, who were turned off by a noticeable change in sound once producer Bob Rock got involved, and nearly broke up completely after the dishwater-dull Healthy In Paranoid Times. The self-produced Burn Burn found the group returning to what won it fans in the first place: blustery quiet-loud dynamics, earnest sentiments, and the kind of workmanlike guitar hooks that made the band heroes to regular dudes like David Cook and Daughtry. The band’s latest, Curve, is due in April, just in time to remind us all that Our Lady Peace is still a thing.