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Born to Quit
Smoking Popes
Born to Quit
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Smoking Popes
Title: Born to Quit
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 7/3/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 0724383383153, 724383383122, 724383383146, 724383383153

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Guy De Federicis | east of here | 03/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Teen-age love angst with a peculiar feminist slant from three brothers?, cousins?, with the same last name of Caterer and a drummer who make up the disbanded but fondly remembered 'Smoking Popes'. This is breezy power pop with a dominating lead guitar, a little like 'The Smiths' or 'Talking Heads', but without the psyche hangover of pent up emotion. Singer and lyricist Josh Caterer clearly wants something but is it the girl or just the girl's dress? His quest for love's renewal is so insistant, he sounds on the verge of becoming the woman he wants. "Just Broke Up" and "Need You Around" are great radio songs, if only there was a radio station that would play them."
One of the best albums you never heard
Keith Taylor | Walkertown, NC United States | 02/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Even though the smoking popes are history, this cd is one of the best rock albums out there. The songs are simple but they sound really good; they get in your head stay there. I wish this band could've gotten some support from their label, then they might still be around. Oh well, there is always N SYNC."
One of the best unheard ofs around
mattaca | Boston, MA, USA | 06/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Smoking Popes aren't the biggest band in the world, but if you have ever wonder what it would sound like to have the voice of a lounge singer backed by the guitars of a band like Weezer or Blink 182, this album is a must buy. It's one semi-hit, "Need You Around" is a beautiful example of the bands break-neck speed and soothing lullabye sounds simultaneously. A big fan of their third album, Destination Failure here, which was marketed more careful and probably more successful, I would still have the say the ten songs on this album top it by a great deal. Rubella will make you want to jump, My Lucky Day will make you want to smile, and Adena will make you want to croon along. Take a risk on the Smoking Popes and you'll wonder how you lived without them."