I have to say I'm shocked to discover that The Illusion Of Progress is now becoming my top Staind album. I always thought that 14 Shades Of Grey would be my choice if asked. Am I reaching a stage in my life where the melodic songs are more appealing to me? Or is it that as lives and situations change I am finding that The Illusion Of Progress is narrating for me?

I don't know about anyone else, but I always listen to the music that I would like played in the background of my day to day life. You know the way movies always have some song playing while someone is walking down the street or racing in a car? That's what I want!

I find now though that I am drawn more to songs like The Way I Am, Believe and The corner seem a little more... optimistic... no that's not the word I'm looking for... ah, yes... resolved. Is this because I am maturing (surely not?) and have come to terms with life. Or I feel less like I have my back up against a wall? I don't know.

I do know that I feel more accepting of change. Now please don't misunderstand me, all the Staind albums are beyond the point of brilliance. I am just expressing my appreciation for what is clearly another step forward for this legendary group.

Staind have definately produced another great album that may even be better than it's predecessor. The Illusion Of Progress? The Definition Of Progress!

Thanks for reading.

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Comment by SteFanie on April 28, 2009 at 7:31pm
standing ovation! you said it perfectly. glad your appreciating the journey in life, your own life and glad the music is speaking to your heart as it should.
Comment by spidermonkey on April 28, 2009 at 2:59pm
*applause and whistling*

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