Thursday, January 21, 2010

O.A.R. - Rain Or Shine -2010-
(Rock, Pop, Reggae)

From: Rockville, Maryland

Recorded over the span of two evenings outdoors at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, Rain or Shine boasts a huge 37-track playlist spilled out over four discs, which is a lot to chew on for fans of any artist, but something that O.A.R. listeners have probably come to expect from the rootsy, reggae-infused, Maryland-based jam band. Formed in 1996 while the members were still in high school, O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) managed to build the kind of fan base that relies on community rather than marketing, resulting in a decade-long tour that has taken the band clear across the globe. The material on Rain or Shine encapsulates the group's entire career. Still nice after all these years of listening to these guys to hear new versions of some of the older rootsy-reggae tunes when O.A.R. was one of the freshest groups around. These boys' legion of dedicated followers will find little fault with another live album, as the stage is where O.A.R. truly shine.

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