Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: CANDLEBOX Title: CANDLEBOX Street Release Date: 07/20/1993
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Street Release Date: 07/20/1993
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Kim E. (kimle) from LEHIGH ACRES, FL
Reviewed on 11/24/2009...
If you know candlebox, this is what you've come to expect of them. Love them!
Erin S. from CHERRY, IL
Reviewed on 8/8/2006...
I listened to this CD constantly in high school. Nice, sad, music to soothe a weary soul.
Oh, the days when popular music was good.
Mike Stuker | Rochelle, IL. | 10/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Remember the days when good rock was part of popular music. Things have changed a lot since the early and mid 90's, for the worse. Remember when bands like Candlebox, Live, Pearl Jam, Better Than Ezra, Counting Crows, Collective Soul, etc. ruled the airwaves. Unfortunately, while many of these bands are now making just as good if not better records today, they are now considered as the bands "that used to be good". Enough complaining, now onto the review of this CD.Candlebox's self-titled debut starts off with the thunderous drumbeats of "Don't You" to get the listener ready for a wonderful ride through the slow to fast, soft to loud songs that encompass Kevin Martin's raw, spine tingling vocals along with Peter Klett's brilliant and distinct guitar work. Next is "Change", which is a great break-up song (from personal experience), followed by the anti-drug anthem "You". "Far-behind" is a classic whose lyrics are many times taken for granted. "Arrow" is a flat out rocker with heavy guitars. "Rain", all 6:58 min, shows the bands musical range, that includes a funky-groove complimented by Martin's singing style and some screeching guitar solos. The CD wraps up perfectly with two amazing acoustic songs, "Cover Me" and "He Calls Home". "Cover Me" starts off with a great acoustic riff and then totally explodes into the chorus. "He Calls Home" is a bit softer with a circling chorus. Just when you think the song is over, Kevin Martin's voice soars for one more minute to wrap up the album.Oh Yeah, did I mention that I highly recommend this CD to everyone, especially those kids nowadays who think 3 Doors Down is rock music and that Fred Durst is a genious."
skulliest | Edmonton, Alberta Canada | 07/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Candlebox rises from a genre that is hardly original, even back in '93 when this CD was released, to bring us a stellar self titled disc.From the opening blasting riff of "Don't You" it is pretty obvious what you are in for on this disc. Kevin Martin's emotion filled screams are relentless in getting his point across and Peter Klett's guitar is, at times, amazing. After this album got quite huge, Guitar World named Klett best new guitarist; and rightly so.The opener, "Don't You" is a kick-axx rock and roll song. "Change" starts off a mellow quiet tune, leading into a nitrous burning, angry tune fuelled by the basic three chord progression and Kevin Martin's vocals.I've never understood why "You" was a big hit. It's a decent song, but I've always found it a snoozer compared to the other songs on here."No Sense" is an ok song, the bright spot being the solo. Peter Klett really lets go with an extremely bluesy offering for the first half. After recording this part of the solo, Peter Klett said that Kevin Martin felt compelled to scream, "I AM THE LIZARD KING!" Kind of a testament to the solo.By playing "Far Behind" you run the risk of getting a lot of sap on your CD player. Still, I really enjoy this song. Peter Klett lets his imagination go on the opening intro to the song and Kevin Martin relies on some more subdued vocals for a more sombre effect; both guys letting go in the chorus and at the end for a tortured result."Blossom" is a slower, subdued, rambling piece while "Arrow" is another fuel injected burner."Rain" is one of my favorite tracks here. The verses on this song are flat-out blues. There's no denying it here. I picture a smoky, low lit room , with these guys in a groove that they'd never want to get out of. From the blues of this song, it kicks into a hard rock jam ending with Scott Mercado receiving kudos for his drumming."Mother's Dream" is a wierd song. It features some distorted vocals and a dark opening."Cover Me" is another highly recognizable song. The acoustic guitar opener shuffles through into a rage induced rocker that is hard to match in intensity.The disc ends off with the acoustic and probably biggest underdog on this disc, "He Calls Home". This song is one that a lot of people don't talk about, but it's a hidden gem on this CD.Scott Mercado and Bardi Martin round out the quartet providing the rhythm section. I haven't given them much credit in this review, but they are deserving. Both are excellent musicians, their playing complementing each song perfectly.There is a lot of emotion to be had on this disc and Candlebox keeps it at 11 for most of it. A recurring theme in this disc is lost love and the vindication of being free from an oppressive spouse. It's an optimistic and empowering listen, if nothing else. Overall, this disc doesn't break any new ground but it plays on the existing with style that made this disc a deserving hit."