Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Crash Test Dummies|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The big, politely gnarly guitars of Brad Roberts add a crunchy new dimension to his bemused, high-fiber musings. Yet the real difference on this third album is the depth of radio-friendly material from a band whose succes... more »
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The big, politely gnarly guitars of Brad Roberts add a crunchy new dimension to his bemused, high-fiber musings. Yet the real difference on this third album is the depth of radio-friendly material from a band whose success has been based largely on two remarkable singles. Once the irresistible romp "He Liked to Feel It" fades, "Overachievers," "My Enemies," and the ballads "My Own Sunrise" and the title track will keep the momentum going. Classy, melodic and true to his own wry intellect, Roberts has marshaled a world-class album. --Jeff Bateman
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"Worm's Life" Should Have Stayed Underground
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Critics have applauded the "ear-friendly" tunes that construct Crash Test Dummies' "A Worm's Life." Were we listening to the same album? I popped my disc into the player and thought a seance was going on. Or that Yoko Ono was having a kidney stone. Look kids, this album is a dive. There's not one memorable song on it, except perhaps for "My Own Sunrise," which is passable as a worthy Dummies tune at best. "God Shuffled His Feet" was a five star album with not a bad song on it. This follow-up sounds like the B-sides that were recorded while the band was tuning up their instruments, or having a loud bad dream."
Remember, each CD is a little different
Scott Baret | Pittsburgh, PA USA | 08/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many people were disappointed in this album since it wasn't exactly like God Shuffled His Feet. However, the two albums are altogether different, and one cannot expect each CTD album to be like the next one.
This one features some interesting songs. My personal favorites are the fourth, sixth, ninth, and tenth tracks. Each are a little different.
The first five tracks are rather upbeat songs, but are heavier than those on the GSHF album. As in the typical CTD fashion, they concentrate on offbeat topics (for songs), such as getting a tooth pulled or the life of a worm. The second song, which deals with the tooth getting pulled, was the video that caused a controversey on MTV many years ago.
The sixth song has a very dark undercurrent, but the lyrics are wonderful. How many songs deal with giving the advice not to stick your tongue on a stop sign when it's very very cold out?
The seventh song has more of a country feel, and the eighth is more like the first few.
The ninth track is wonderful. It's a reflection on just sitting around at home and is a slower song. The tenth song is amazing and is a take on a love song, which is in a way a rarity for CTD. The soothing baritone vocals add to the effect of the message.
Track eleven is back to the mold of the first part of the CD, and goes back to the recurring CTD theme of country life. The twelfth one is slower and deals with Brad Roberts reflecting on first grade. Since I tend to remember the exact details of my life (such as who sat next to me in art duirng first grade), I can relate to this track.
Don't expect GSHF for style, but expect a quality album that you will listen to over and over again from this one."
Great funky fun music
Chris | Fremont, CA | 05/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the quirky yet deep lyrics and music of CTD. This album is almost as good as GSHF - buy that one first if you have to choose."