With each new album from Finger Eleven, there’s a glimmer of hope that the Ontario based band will return to the heavier, guitar based sound of Greyest of Blue Skies. Instead, each album dashes the glimmer of hope and further demonstrates just how drastically the band has departed from its hard-rock sound by opting to head in a more radio-friendly pop-rock direction. On Life Turns Electric there isn’t anything special here that will elevate the band above the glut of generic pop-rock on the airwaves today. Sadly Finger Eleven has long since passed its point of relevance.
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A proud and over-caffeinated husband, father, runner and writer. I've written for the local weekly The Coast for over a decade and have since taken to creating and writing for HAFILAX for even longer. I hope you enjoy the musings of a guy who has loved music for the better part of 4 decades, and has an album of concert tickets to show for it.