'Naveed' the debut album by Canadian alt rockers Our Lady Peace was a fresh shot in the arm for the late 90's alternative scene. With an army of gruff voiced angst American singers dominating the airways 'Our Lady Peace' cut there own path. Armed with Led Zeppelin Esq riffs and Raine Maidas impressively ranged wail and unique lyrical take they quickly gained mainstream acceptance in there native Canada and a rabbid cult following else were.
'Naveed' shows a rawness of playing and song writing that does not exist on there later albums and is the sound of a young and hungry band.
The album is mainly made up of mid tempo rockers and psychedelic ballads such as the title track, 'Hope' and the quite excellent 'Under Zenith' but it's in the more upbeat moments that the band truly shine such as first single 'Starseed', 'Julia' and album highlight 'Neon Crossing'.
'Naveed' lacks the consistency of the bands later out put but definatley shows signs of the greatness to come.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
6 Dirty Walls
8 Is It Safe?
10 Under Zenith
11 Neon Crossing