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Format: CD
Label: SBME/COLUMBIA
Catalog: 0077899
Rel. Date: 08/30/2005
UPC: 828767789927

Healthy In Paranoid Times
Artist: Our Lady Peace
Format: CD
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''Healthy in Paranoid Times'' is the sixth studio album by Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace, released on August 30, 2005 by Columbia Records. The disc was released on a standard CD as well as a DualDisc, with the reverse side containing a documentary on the making of the album. The album fared well in both Canada and the U.S., but didn't match up to the success of its 2002 predecessor, ''Gravity''. The first single was "Where Are You", released in Canada during June 2005 and released in the United States a month later. The second and third singles were "Angels/Losing/Sleep" and "Will the Future Blame Us", respectively.

According to the album's liner notes, ''Healthy'' was recorded in 1165 days at ten different studios. 2000 hours were spent both discussing and playing music and 43 songs were written and recorded. Over 6000 GB of hard drive space was used for the recording. The band's inability to chose which songs they were satisfied with caused them to prolong recording and push back the release date several times. They came close to breaking up several times during the process.

''Healthy in Paranoid Times'' has a lighter sound and tone, and is less metaphorical than Our Lady Peace's pre-2002 releases. The second single, however, "Angels/Losing/Sleep" has vocalist Raine Maida singing at a higher pitch, making the jarred, falsetto-like voice Raine Maida and Our Lady Peace was formerly known for. Other songs, like "Boy", also have a lighter melody and vocals, instead of the heavier sounds on ''Gravity''. The album deals with current world events, and discusses issues such as war and the current state of the world, rather than the social and relationship themes featured on ''Gravity''. It has been classified as a politically-charged album. In particular, the song "Wipe That Smile Off your Face" was confirmed to be written about George W. Bush. - Wikipedia

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