Sometimes lightning strikes twice. In Leeland's case, the same energetic and melodic output that garnered them a Grammy nod for their 2006 debut can be found throughout the group's sophomore effort, Opposite Way. No longer flying under the radar, Leeland cemented their sound by creating electrifying walls of guitar. Take the energy of the Rocket Summer's Bryce Avary and add the swelling sonic mastery of Keane, and you see the scope of the band's potential. The first single, "Count Me In," had critics and fans singing along with its infectious chorus. The title track was another gem, an invitation to take risks when following dreams. With few, if any, lapses in songwriting strength or production quality, Opposite Way is a showcase of everything that is right in CCM.
AllMusic Review by Jared Johnson