DISCLAIMER: I received this product free to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.I don't often stray from my music comfort zone. When I do, it's usually by chance or someone asks me to listen to something and it's never really spurred on by choice. What is my comfort zone, you might ask? I'm super predictable and prefer the Top 100 type artists like Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars and the like. There are some songs and artists that I like despite not fitting into my comfort zone. Metallica for instance, some of their songs I heard so much growing up that they almost have a nostalgic, calming affect on me now. Same goes for The Four Seasons - Oh, What a Night. Love that song.
I didn't know what to expect when I read that Lucid 8 creates music that can be categorized in all genres. On another site, I read that they have a high energy rock sound, which I thought could be cool. I went in with my mind completely open with no expectations, good or bad.
The first track, Normalcy Bias actually had a bouncy beginning that reminded me a bit of Chocolate Rain by Tay Zonday, but quickly became harder. It didn't become harder in a way that made it hard to listen, but in a way that wasn't over the top.
Other tracks had parts reminiscent of Eddy and the Cruisers, Jet, and Creed, among others, though fully original at the same time. There is definitely a few tracks that I really like, even though it isn't comfort-zone music for me. I think my favorite track is Pieces, a song about the love of a parent, something that I can definitely relate to. And do you know what I love the most about the album? I could be wrong, but I don't think there are any cuss words in it. In fact, in one song, the f-word was replaced with... "F", as in "F-this, F-that". It's music that you can be okay with your kids listening to! That is a HUGE bonus for me, and actually, for most parents that I know. I can see my nephew listening to it, as well as my husband and brothers. Over-all, it isn't really my kind of music, but it's something I would listen to, especially certain songs.
Here's a song from their Lucid 8 Album, called Run just to get an idea of what their sound is like:
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