Smoke & Mirrors
Released: Mar 2010
For their fifth album in 10 years, the relentless road dogs known as Lifehouse took time away from touring and spent a year recording 35 songs, which were pared down to the dozen tracks that make up Smoke & Mirrors. The title refers to the band's dual personas -- radio masters of sing-along pop and raucous rockers who love the road. Notable tracks include "Halfway Gone," a collaboration with Kevin Rudolf, and "Had Enough," which was cowritten by Idol alum Chris Daughtry (who also lends vocals) and Richard Marx. This is more solid alt rock from the Southern California band.