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CD Review-The Fray self-titled album

By Frances Matteck/editor-in-chief

The Fray’s self-titled sophomore album does not disappoint fans of its double-platinum debut album How to Save a Life.

The same emotion-filled lyrics and piano-driven music draws listeners in with the first song.

In “You Found Me,” vocalist Isaac Slade questions faith. In several interviews, he alluded to the song’s inspiration.

“I kept getting these phone calls from home — tragedy after tragedy. If there is some kind of person in charge of this planet — are they sleeping? Smoking? Where are they? I just imagined running into God standing on a street corner like Bruce Springsteen, smoking a cigarette, and I’d have it out with him,” he said in one interview.

Listeners can relate to the difficulty of retaining faith during hard times and the doubt of anything to have faith in.

The pulsing beats will have fans nodding their heads in time through the whole album.

The Fray’s mellow melodies are perfect for unwinding after a long, stressful day. It definitely makes the bubble bath-music list.

Hard-core Fray addicts can purchase the deluxe version. With this edition, fans get piano and acoustic versions of several of the songs. The disk also includes the music video for “You Found Me,” “The Making of You Found Me” video and a “Making the Album” video.

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