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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Cellophane
Title: Cellophane
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Virgin Records Us
Release Date: 8/12/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724384400828, 724384400842

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An Excellent Debut For A Sadly Short-Lived Band...4.5 stars.
M. Jarrett | New England, USA | 02/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember when the song "Down" first came out and wondering if Van Halen had taken a different direction with their music...and in a very radical way. But I was glad I was wrong, and discovered for myself the beauty of Cellophane's self-titled debut album. Chock full of explosive moments, moody moments, and singer/guitarist Shannon Crawford's excellent vocals, this album should be a favorite amongst alternative metal fans and rock fans in general.

The opener "Here We Lay" sets the tone of much of this collection, and the pummel of the drums carries it into the atmospherically crunchy first single "Down", which Crawford is almost a dead ringer for Sammy Hagar during the chorus. However, Crawford really has his own voice and shines all over this album, and on quieter moments like the haunting "Cut Away", he settles down his monstrous passion for a quieter tune. But the explosive "I Crave You Gone" shatters that completely away, and it's one of my favorite songs on the album. "Ride Thy Neighbor" is instantly catchy, and fast with its jangle of acoustic and electric guitars. "Tamarak Tree" keeps the melody but explodes during the chorus and last closing minute of the song. But quieter moments like the somber "Standing in the Storm" and the gentle and lush "Home" are more introspective then you might think they could possibly be. It shows that Cellophane are powerful songwriters, and John (guitar), Doug (bass), and Moke (drums, now in Otep) help to carry the music. My only quibble is that it's only 39 minutes long!!

All in all, you've got a great blend of rock, metal, alternative, moody moments, and gusto that create one of the most powerful and ambitious debuts. While this band was basically swept under the rug and left to rot for an eternity, those who are lucky to snatch a copy of this debut will be in for a rare and veritable treat."
Didn't think anyone else had ever heard of them!
Nicole L. | Bensalem, PA | 02/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first saw Cellophane back in the Fall of 1997 at Toad's Place in New Haven at Yale Univ. where they were playing with The Nixons, some then unknown band named Sevendust, and several others. At the time I was not into such types of music, but Cellophane caught my attention. Starting out as hardcore type music with songs like "Here We Lay" and then flowing to such relaxed tunes as "Standing in the Storm" and "Cut Away". Given that it was released in 1997, it's a really decent blend of "hard" music and the softer, mellow tunes; much like those that you hear today from such bands as Filter, Vertical Horizon, Course of Nature, Default, etc. I was 19 years old when I first heard them and purchased their cd and it's still one I carry in my car to this day. If you are into the previous bands, then Cellophane just might be the band for you!"
Christian Covalsky | Quincy, IL USA | 12/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this album so much!! I saw it sitting on the shelf at a local used CD store in the summer of 2003 and only bought it because I knew that Doug Ardito (the current bassist for Puddle of Mudd) used to be in this band. Seeing as how POMudd is my favorite band, I thought I'd check it out. I was TOTALLY suprised that these guys didn't make it any further than they went!! YOU MUST buy this CD, brand new or used, it does NOT matter, you will be missing out if you do not at least check this out!!"