Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Agents of Good Roots|
One By One
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Melissa Renee Sewell | Portsmouth, VA United States | 07/19/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"After seeing this band numerous times, I became intranced with their musicianship and songs. I bought Straigharound and wore it out and eagerly awaited their major label debut. This album represents all that is wrong with major label honcho's. They took a fresh, musical, hip sound and made it into something that it shouldn't be. All of the previoulsy recorded songs were made worse and the new stuff sounded like it should be on the next Disney soundtrack. The label really messed this up and missed the boat with this band. I hope they rebound and someone recognizes the supreme talent that is AGR!"
Not an accurate representation
Guinevere | 02/20/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have to agree w/the reviews that say this album is just not representative of this now defunct band; it doesn't even come close to doing their music justice. way too commericialized, pop-oriented, clipped, stripped, and dumbed down for what their music is really about. this is another one of those bands that gave 100% in their phenomenal live performances when they were around but, partly due to lack of commerical success (some blame Redlight Management, of the DMB camp, for not doing their job as promoters), the band called it quits at the end of 2001. in any case, the album presents "Two Bucks In Cash" and "Where'd You Get That Vibe?", 2 smokin' live songs, as weak, watered down, and overly processed ditties while the presentation of the rest of the songs are simply mediocre on this album. "Time Bomb," "Hoping, Waiting, Longing," and "I'll Be Back" aren't worth listening to at all. I highly recommend checking out their live EP, Seed, and their last studio album, "Needle and Thread" for a sample of their best released work. Still, this is music that is best experienced live, a quality that made this group so exceptional. Their shows were always a blast."
Don't expect "jazzy"!!!
Guinevere | 03/20/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a huge Agents fan and I bought this album when it came out hoping to hear the jazzy jamming style that I was used to getting from these guys. Instead it struck me as some cheap attempt at sounding like every other pop/rock band out there. Also I thought they ruined a few of their old songs in attempting to shape them into what I guessed the producer thought people wanted. I was totally disgusted at first but that was only because I was expecting jazz. You only get one or two songs that reflect the Agent's jazz influence on this album. HOWEVER, if you go into listening to this as a pop/rock album I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. You can still distinguish the creative harmony, funky bass lines and guitar riffs that these guys are known for. The drumming is pretty straight on this one (less jamming) Overall the album has a darker (more romantic?) feel than the stuff they've put out before. If you want the jazzy jamming Agents get "Straight Around" For original funky pop/rock this one will do."