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: COLLECTIVE SOUL Title: COLLECTIVE SOUL Street Release Date: 03/14/1995
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Media Type: CD
Artist: COLLECTIVE SOUL
Title: COLLECTIVE SOUL
Street Release Date: 03/14/1995
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Ruby C. (medtchva) from EVINGTON, VA
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Matt F. from LE CLAIRE, IA
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Good, tight rock. Fun stuff.
One of the most solid albums of the 1990's
Eddie Lancekick | Pacific Northwest | 02/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sophomore releases tend to disappoint, or sometimes worse, if you loved the first album, the next one seems like it comes less from the bands vision and more from overall industry pressure to "fit in" with whatever the latest fad is.
In 1995, Collective Soul released their blue covered, self titled album. The result was not a downward spiral, but a catapult into the stratosphere. To this day it is one of my favorite all time albums.
This album's songs have some various themes to them but what really stands out is the FEELING and EMOTION that is put into every track. We have the usual blend of stadium, foot tapping rockers but they are brought down a notch to have added to them extremely concise structure in rythyme, songwriting, and balance.
The rockers that come to mind are "Gel" "December" and "Where the River Flows". All three are powerful tunes and also are carried by a strong vocal performance by lead singer Ed Roland. Want some dreamy, melodic rock? Then look no further than tracks "The world I know" "Smashing young man" and the bluesy "She gathers rain". There isn't a bad or "filler" song on this album. An album that covers a wide landscape of music enough so that you could listen to any number of the songs here at any given time, in any given place, and never get tired of it. During 1995 we were seeing a slew of one hit wonders and bands trying to be the next grunge star or pop hit, those bands no longer are around, but Collective Soul is. Maybe they should have taken a lesson or two from Ed Roland and the crew."
Jim DeRogatis...Amazon's Editor?
Ahsan K. Bajwa | Fresno, CA | 04/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was apalled to read the review first by Amazon's, Editor Jim DeRogatis, about the "Collective Soul", and then the reviews by all your buyers.It appears as they are talking about 2 entirely different things. In my opinion DeRogatis is ignorant, when it comes to music. I would'nt go as far as one of the reviewer suggested about having a "Proctological Exam" to find Jim's head, but seriously, I think he should have his head examined. I was not a "Collective Soul" fan untill 3 months ago when I got CD "Blender" as a gift, and now I have their entire collection and I love them. The moral of the story is that review should be honest, unbiased and not misleading, because of your dislike or ignorance. I really believe that "Collective Soul"is one of the top ten best bands, and i own thousands of Rock cds. Most of the people buy cds after reading editorial reviews(including myself)and this dude is hurting your business."