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You've Got to Believe in Something
Spin Doctors
You've Got to Believe in Something
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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There's a goofy stoner charm about the Docs' fourth album. Unpretentious boogie jams like the single "She Used to Be Mine" and unlisted "That's The Way (I Like It)" is a bonus giggle. --Jeff Bateman


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All Artists: Spin Doctors
Title: You've Got to Believe in Something
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 5/14/1996
Release Date: 5/14/1996
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands, Funk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074646699621, 074646699645, 5099748381729, 074646699683

There's a goofy stoner charm about the Docs' fourth album. Unpretentious boogie jams like the single "She Used to Be Mine" and unlisted "That's The Way (I Like It)" is a bonus giggle. --Jeff Bateman

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Wonderful. . .
Cameron White | Somewhere on the West Coast of the United States | 08/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am an oddity, as far as Spin Doctors fans go. The first SD album I bought was Here Comes the Bride, which I bought on a whim because I had heard their songs "Two Princes" and "Little Miss Can't be Wrong" and thought that they were good. I enjoyed Here Comes the Bride a lot (even though they sounded quite a bit different than they did on those two singles, I had little idea of their history at that time) and wanted more of the Spin Doctors great instrumental expertise and wacky lyrics. I spent a few months hunting for PFOK (cuz I knew it was their most popular, and their first mass-released album) and finally found it in the back corner of a Sam Goody's (in the Tri-Cities of Washington) slowly gathering dust. I was delighted by their old sound, and that album solidified me as a die-hard Spin fan. I just recently got this album (their third mass-released) and was again delighted by it. It sounds a bit different than PFOK, and a lot different from HCTB, but it is still vintige Spin Doctors, and again shows their evolution as artists. This album, needless to say, is great. Check out the title track, for it's joyful chorus. And the sad love song that is "She's not You." It brings a singular tear to my eye. Also notable at "Sister Sisphyphus", and their hidden track "That's the Way (I like it)", (stick around for the kazozs bit at the end of the song, it's very funny). I recommend this CD to anyone who likes the spin doctors (or their singles), anyone who likes cheerful, soulful, and a bit goofy songs, and anyone who likes good music.Keep the chee up, y'all."
This Album Deserves Some Respect
Madcat ( | Georgia | 08/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The failure of this album boggles the mind. Personally, I think it's fantastic. Maybe people were hoping for a re-hash of Pocket Full of Kryptonite or something. Well, that's obviously not what this album is. A lot has changed since those days, some for the better, some for the worse, but in the end, the Spin Doctors remain a great band with a great sound. The title song which opens the album has a lot of soul to it, and it's unusual sound shows that the Doctors aren't afraid to try something new. The real highlights are She Used to Be Mine (the single they released----very funky and catchy----it should have been a hit), She's Not You (the SD's first slow, sad, love-song. It's beautifully written and played, and conveys a lot of feeling), To Make Me Blue (a charged, energetic song with great guitars), and Sister Sisyphus (a funk song that reminiscent of some of their earlier work). If Wishes Were Horses is also worth mentioning. Someone criticized it for it's goofy rhyming, but I think that person misunderstood the song. The lyrics are SUPPOSED to be a bit goofy. It's the way the song is----a bit silly, sometimes almost nonsensical, and just plain fun. Also, don't forget the SD's version of That's the Way I Like It (not listed on the album cover). It's another really fun song to listen to. Actually, all of the songs are good, except for Dogs on a Doe (#3), which was sort of lame and seemed out of place on this album. All in all, You've Got to Believe is something is a energetic, funky, fun, rock album that is a refreshing answer to the SD's second CD, the somewhat tired Turn it Upside Down. It is yet another example of a great work that has gone unappreciated. The people who decided not to buy it are missing out on something great."
Good Times, Good Music
J. Clark | Ky | 06/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Youve got to believe in something is the soundtrack to the happiest times in my life. I bought it when I was 15 years old back in 1996. It is such an optimistic happy record with much heart and soul. If wishes were horses, Bout A Train and I cant believe youre still with her are 3 really good tunes to go along with all the other wonderful music on this record. Spin Doctors are truly one of the most underated bands in a long time because for whatever reason only their first album(and some recognition for their sophmore record) was recognized. This album would definitely be in my pick for one of the top ten of the decade. I bought it in 96' and I still love it today."