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Our Time in Eden
10,000 Maniacs
Our Time in Eden
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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The last album the band recorded before lead singer Natalie Merchant departed for a solo career, Our Time in Eden is the actualization of an unassuming college folk-rock band turned adult-contemporary group in the best pos...  more

      
   

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All Artists: 10,000 Maniacs
Title: Our Time in Eden
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 124
Label: Elektra / Wea
Original Release Date: 9/29/1992
Release Date: 9/29/1992
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Adult Alternative, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596138529, 075596138581, 755961385290

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The last album the band recorded before lead singer Natalie Merchant departed for a solo career, Our Time in Eden is the actualization of an unassuming college folk-rock band turned adult-contemporary group in the best possible way. Merchant's lullaby voice is more pure and confident than ever before. And although the music is still dominated by chiming rhythm guitar, the band incorporates an emphatic horn section on several tracks (most notably on "Candy Everybody Wants"). The best track is the sentimental swan song "These Are Days," which will evoke a distant smile and maybe even a teary eye, no matter how hard you try not to let it. --Beth Massa

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Member CD Reviews

Brian M. (jibrima) from KUTZTOWN, PA
Reviewed on 11/22/2007...
This truly is a great album! Hard to believe there's 40 copies floating around here (on 11/22/07) and no takers... Give it a try. This is a mellow album, and certainly not indicative of the groups crazy name!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Roy S. from CAMBRIDGE, MA
Reviewed on 2/8/2007...
If you like 10,000 Maniacs, this is a must! If you don't, you should. Give them a try.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

Our Brief Moment in Paradise...Those Were the Days
Jeff Williams | Schwenksville, PA | 05/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Our Time in Eden" was such an apt name for this 10,000 Maniacs album, their last with lead singer Natalie Merchant. They parted ways in the summer of 1993, a few short months after I graduated college. This band helped me get through college, and really defined my musical choices during those years. So it was only fitting that my college days ended at the same time my favorite band broke up. Our Time in Eden is limited, and all good things must end. The end of an era in my life and in the history of college-radio music.At least they went out strong. This album is a tremendous final work, in many ways surpassing their classic album "In My Tribe" in terms of musical & lyrical maturity and complexity. Not as light or folksy or pop-influenced as their earlier albums, this album really showcased Robert Buck's guitars and Natalie Merchant's vocals were powerful enough to (unfortunately) warrant a solo career.The album isn't really dominated by one song (with the exception of 'These Are Days') but rather gets its strength from the overall style of the album and the equally strong pull of each song on the album. I'll always remember the last time I saw the band, with Natalie perched on the edge of the stage, passionately singing the closing lines of "Gold Rush Brides." That memory and this album will always be some of my strongest from my last year of college. One of the best records of the early 90's alternative rock movement."
Eden It Is
Timothy J. Slivinski | 03/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If Eden is to be symbolic of beauty and peace, then this CD is aptly titled. Next to "In My Tribe," this is 10,000 Maniacs at their very best. Maturity in lyrics and music are clearly evident here. From the beauty and ache of the piano driven "Noah's Dove," to the intensity of "Tolerance," there is room for thought in all these songs. Certainly "These are Days" suggests that life is worth living, while "Jezebel" questions but at what cost. Natalie Merchant's voice is an instrument that is capable of conveying the intensity of the lyrics present in all these tracks. This is one of those recordings that seems to get better and grow richer with each passing year. 10, 000 Maniacs were a thinking person's band; they perpetually questioned the state of the world and gave us insights about ourselves. This album belongs in any collection of seminal 90's music. It is a true testament to what music beyond the mainstream could be. I recommend it to anyone who is willing to accept the challenge of truly inspiring, creative music."