Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
One of the Top 10 debut albums of 1998.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't say I found this record on my own - luckily I received it as a gift from a friend who clearly knows me better than I know myself. But I've never heard them on the radio or seen their name in music magazines. On one hand I feel sorry for them cause their music doesn't seem to be reaching the audience I think it deserves, but on the other I almost prefer that they haven't been over-hyped. I feel like they're my own secret treasure. The only problem with this is that whenever I play the CD and my friends are around somebody always wants to borrow it. I guess the really juicy secrets are like that; they rarely stay secret for very long. Thats ok with me cause their music is some of the best I've heard all year, they've been my secret long enough and more people should have the chance to hear them. I don't really know quite how to describe Cola's music, maybe that's why I don't hear them played on the radio. They've got songs like "overdriven" which is more "rock-like" (My roomate says it reminds him of Pavement when they were still cool)and then they have a song called "Prozac" which is more introspective and reminds me a bit of Counting Crows. But they also have this song called "Gasoline" which is more like...I don't know.. it's smoldering and murky and well..sensual. That one still gives me chills after months of playing it all, and I mean ALL the time. The funny thing is that it's not like they're doing anything all that unusual musically. They don't sound that different from a lot of bands out there these days. But there's this "feeling" in their music that pulls at something inside of me; something I'd almost forgot I had. I'm glad I've got it back."