"Start Something" (Columbia; 2004)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Lostprophets are back with a vengeance on this, their sophomore effort, "Start Something." Producer Eric Valentine's sound-sculpturing has pushed and expanded the band's uniquely grandiose brand of rock well beyond the beleaguered audience's perceptions, returning what was missing from "Fake Sounds of Progress" and, in turn, allowing the Lostprophets to reclaim their position as best British rock band. 

With twelve new songs, ranging from the raging ("We Still Kill The Old Way, "Burn, Burn") to the ultra-catchy ("A Million Miles," "Last Train Home") "Start Something" affirms the Lostprophet's lofty position, proving that their short career has reached yet another milestone: being able to capture their angst in a very unorthodox way. Songs like "Goodbye, Tonight" scream from within and show just how Lostprophets turn up the intensity without cranking up the volume. 

"Start Something" will be the measuring stick for 2004. 

For more information, check out http://www.lostprophets.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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