Face to Face - Ignorance is Bliss (Cover Artwork)

Face to Face

Ignorance is Bliss (1999)


Ok first off.....I know a lot of you guys didn't really like this album, or thought they were trying to go mainstream or however you want to phrase it. But I think the band were at a crossroads and decided to take a different direction with their music.

I must say I love this album...I like it when bands open their minds to different aspects of music, they took a somewhat deeper more emotional trip with this one...slowing down the pace greatly, but somehow still retaining an edge at the same time.

I admit I wasn't expecting this sound at all...but hearing it just kinda makes you take a step back and think they have really came a long way in their near decade of existence. You can tell they put a lot of work and spent a lot of time on this record....Trevers' voice is like no other on this album, and slowed down it showcases the total extent of this bands' amazing talent.

IIb, and don't turn away have to be my two favorite F2F albums...both have amazing songs..and you can bash me if you want to, but I almost every song on this record. Lyrically, I dont think they can beat this...but musically..well, you never know with these guys.

I found myself relating to a lot of the songs on this record...I'll spare you the drama and not explain, but hell, just buy the album for the lyrics alone. As Ive related to songs on their previous albums, In my opinion you feel more emotion put behind this record than any of their other releases.

I hate it that while some consider this a breakthrough for the band...even more consider it a failure. I think it was one of the best of 1999, and kind of a breath of fresh air from a lot of other bands clogging up my stereo. F2F: what more can I say??? While It's not a musical masterpiece, It marked more progression and opened new doors for the band to take in the future.