Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Toad the Wet Sprocket|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Their Best Ever
Charles Henry Blackledge | 12/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I discovered this album during perhaps the darkest period of my life. I had already been a fan of Toad the wet sprocket for several years but was unfamiliar with their early work. I had never heard such intense melodies and chords combined with such deep and penetrating lyrics that seemed to express exactly what I was feeling at the time. I was especially touched by the song "High on a riverbed" whose dark yet beautiful melody and profound lyrics seemed to be speaking right to me and no one else. "I think about" is the other song which really grabbed my heart.But the entire album is nothing short of BRILLIANT! I was even more impressed when I found out how young these guys were when they made this album(They were only 18 year old kids at the time!)
I highly recommend this album to anyone who has ever been through tough times and lived to tell about it. It is one the greatest tragedies of the modern music era that such a talented band like Toad never achieved the commercial success that they so richly deserved yet we are forced to listen to an endless barrage of countless Boy/Girl bands who don't have even half the raw talent that these guys do. Nuff said!"
The power of words
Brian W. Fullford | Jacksonville, FL United States | 12/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the early 90's, on a classic rock stations venture into alternative music, I heard, on this Sunday night, Way Away from Bread and Circus. From that night I was taken with the expression of the human condition that this band spoke of, not only through lyrics, but also through the accompanying music. My fear is that their influence on the music scene was not far reaching enough to keep their legacy in print.This album is a must. It is a dark album, but within the darkness are moments of clarity, as the clouds recede. Nothing is Alone and I Think About are 2 of the more stirring moments, but what I feel is the classic Toad song is High on A Riverbed. This song makes this album worth the money. This is the song that causes you to persevere in light of any circumstance. This is the echo of hope from the canyon walls when it is grief and pain that you have thrown to it. This is a song that all should hear.Pale is the last of what I would call the non-commercial sounding Toad albums. This is not a cut at Toad, I rate all their albums with 5 stars, but the mood on the subsequent albums takes on a more playful and mature sound.Add this to your collection. Add this to your life."
Opened my eyes
J. vanderHagen | Albany, MN USA | 08/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Who the he** is Toad the Wet Sprocket? How many times have I heard that question? Ironic, though, that these words, uttered by me as a pimple faced, head-banging, college freshman, were the first words out of my mouth when my then roommate first put this album on back in 1990. Alternative, progressive, folk-rock, whatever you wanted to call it, I wasn't gonna have any of it...at the time. Metal music was where it was at. However, Glen, Todd, Randy and Dean had the power and ability to open my eyes. This album MOVED me. From the opening sounds of Torn and Come Back Down (not to be confused with Come Down from Coil) to the false ending in Jam to She Cried, the album was wonderful. It was the first album outside of the "Metal" genre that I was open to. Once that door is open a crack, it's easy to open it the whole way. One of their better albums."