14 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Heat (2007), Needtobreathe's second album, finds the band gaining a firmer grasp on their identity. True, they touch upon the usual reference points in contemporary rock — there’s the U2-ish big guitar washes, the Coldplay-like falsetto notes and so on. But singer/guitarist Bear Rinehart and his band mates manage to freshen up this formula by mixing guilelessness with a classic rock swagger. They can show real aggression, as the pummeling “Restless” makes clear, and the album’s title song finds them adept at slippery shuffles. The Heat’s best moments, though, are acoustic-slanted tracks like “Spare The Time” and “More Time,” which recalls the scruffy blues-rock of the Faces and the Black Crowes. All told, The Heat is a bid for mass appeal that manages to sound uncompromised in both its music and message.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Heat (2007), Needtobreathe's second album, finds the band gaining a firmer grasp on their identity. True, they touch upon the usual reference points in contemporary rock — there’s the U2-ish big guitar washes, the Coldplay-like falsetto notes and so on. But singer/guitarist Bear Rinehart and his band mates manage to freshen up this formula by mixing guilelessness with a classic rock swagger. They can show real aggression, as the pummeling “Restless” makes clear, and the album’s title song finds them adept at slippery shuffles. The Heat’s best moments, though, are acoustic-slanted tracks like “Spare The Time” and “More Time,” which recalls the scruffy blues-rock of the Faces and the Black Crowes. All told, The Heat is a bid for mass appeal that manages to sound uncompromised in both its music and message.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
534 Ratings
534 Ratings
acoustic roots ,

This one's for all you "iTunes Surfers"

I have bought so much from iTunes that they should pay me some stock dividends. The two Needtobreathe albums I just purchased are, far and away, the best purchases I've made. If you're like me, you love the 'Listeners Also Bought' section of some of your favorite 'known' artists. I went from Graham Colton to this --- and no offense to Graham --- but this album is mind-blowing. No new act out there can touch these guys in talent. If you're 'turned off' by the notion of a Christian band --- don't be. The song 'Signature of Divine (Yahweh)' is really the only overt religious song and it just so happens to be the best song on the album --- NO MATTER WHAT YOUR FAITH IS. Atheists will rock out to the song!

In short, just buy it. If it's your last $9.99 --- buy it. If you love music, you'll get goose bumps because you've just found that CD you've been waiting for. You know, the ones like 'August and Everything After' --- that are bound to be worn out and the first ones you'll mention when your kids get old enough.

There's a 'tipping point' out there for this band. In other words, they will be big soon. If not, there's something insanely wrong with the music industry. These guys are the next U2.

Only better.

Bobby 'L' ,

Phenominal

I was a really big fan of the first album and anxious to buy this one, and I am glad I did. The first one was good, but this one was great! The songs don't all sound the same like the first album, and the songs were much better.

Spare The Time- dumb, don't buy
Restless- now restless was cool! has one of the coolest drum intros a song can have. 4 Stars
Again- now this one was good but not great, kinda plain. 3 Stars
Return- they did a really good job on this one, they are good at slow songs. 3 Stars
We Could Run Away- one of the best on the album, great beat, great lyrics. 5 Stars
Streets of Gold- this was good but short, I think it could've been better. 3.5 Stars
More Time- It was ok, not one of the better ones, kinda drags. 3 Stars
Signature of Divine ( Yahweh )- amazing all around, great worship song 5 Stars
Looks Like Love- Its good but not great. 3.5 Stars
The Heat- great tempo, one of the best, nicely put together. 4.5 Stars
Nothing Left To Lose- very good song, a rockier one, one of my favorites. 4.5 Stars
Moving On- very underated song, probably the best put together on the album. 4.5 Stars
Washed By the Water- one of the best, but I think they could've added another verse at the end to make it better. 5 Stars
Second Chances- I don't listen to it much, but they do a very good job with it. 4 Stars

*MUST BUYS*

Restless, We Could Run Away, Yahweh, The Heat, Nothing Left to Lose, Moving On, Washed By the Water, and maybe Streets of Gold

Uncle-Marley ,

This Blew Me Away!

Normally a band that puts out an album that is a great hit has a hard time beating the previous album. I don't know if this one tops their first one but it certainly ties it. I LOVE many of these songs on the CD. If you are looking for a few singles to download you must check out:

10. Moving On
3. Again
2. Restless
8. Yahweh

Great CD. I'd honestly give it more than 5 stars if I could.

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