"Blue Rodeo is a band that very well personifies the genre of Alternative Country music, and The Days In Between is an ideal example. They are not Alt-Country Pop in the conventional radio-friendly sense. They have had a good share of fine radio songs and probably have another one with Sad Nights. There's a line in the title cut to this album that I believe sums up the feel of this album, "And I was happy for awhile but then I started chasing your stone cold heart". Ahhhh, good ol' country alcohol lament! The album cover is of a VW Bug driving down a long, black and white country road. Is it sunrise or sunset? Things to ponder when relationships get squirrley. Don't get the wrong impression that this album is depressing. It does put you to thinking and reading the enclosed lyrics but, it also has plenty of Blue Rodeo's trademark excellent drumming and guitar hooks. The bottom line: If you are new to Blue Rodeo and have a few bucks to spend taking a musical chance, pick this album up. I believe you will enjoy it enough to want to look into their other material. Definitely listen to the clip of Somebody Waits or Sad Nights. If you are a fan, The Days In Between will likely rate with you like the Five Days in July or Casino albums. It's not their masterwork, but it's still quite good."
Great Music from Blue Rodeo
Michael Najjar | Los Angeles, CA | 10/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Blue Rodeo's "The Days In Between" is an excellent album on all accounts. The soulful combination of Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor's songwriting has not been so clearly articulated since their "Five Days in July" album. As with that album, the writing is the strong suit and the performances here are really impeccable. The songs "Cinema Song", "Bitter Fruit", "Andrea" and "Sad Nights" are as good as contemporary songwriting get, and the ending track "Truscott" is one of the most poignant works they've ever composed. Overall, this is a great album from one of the most unfairly overlooked Canadian bands."
Blue Rodeo-A great Canadian secret...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A friend recommended Blue Rodeo a year ago and I now own all of their music. They have a great sound and really moving lyrics. The Days in Between is my absolute favorite and I'm so happy that their CD's are more easily available in the US. Hearing them LIVE is the about only thing that could be better. They are GREAT!"
Brian Kious | Saint Charles, Missouri United States | 05/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When the first notes of "Cinema Song" crept through my speakers I couldn't help but get chills. This could possibly be Jim Cuddy's finest moment with Blue Rodeo since "Five Days In May"! This song alone makes the album worth owning (and it's only the first song!). It gets better though, Greg Keelor comes in with "The Seeker" in classic alt.country fashion. Keelor really shone on this album and with lines like "..the fine line between stealing and giving in the landscape of the saints..." is evendence that he was up to good. Other high points are the soaring vocals on the album's first single "Somebody Waits" as Jim Cuddy's crystal clear voice rings high. "The Days In Between" is Greg Keelor's only rocker, but it's one of the most standout songs on the album as is Keelor's moody "This Road" in which Glenn Milchem becomes more than just a drummer, he MAKES that song! The album does have a couple slow points which keeps it from getting the perfect score, but with what's good on here, the snoozers are vastly outweighed."
Best Blue Rodeo album so far!
David Thompson | Minneapolis, MN United States | 06/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got into Blue Rodeo because I heard the song, "Somebody Waits" on the radio. I now own Days In Between, Palace of Gold, and Greatest Hits. By that nature, I can only make a comparison between 'Days' and 'Palace', and the songs on the Greatest Hits. It may be just my musical taste, but I would label 'Days' as their greatest hits instead of the album with that name. There isn't a bad song on the whole album. It also has a different feel in the production than the other albums I own. After buying this album, I couldn't wait to get another, and Palace of Gold definitely let me down. I read that 4 days in July is their best album, but most of the songs from that one are already on the Greatest Hits Cd. I still think their best song ever is "Hasn't Hit Me Yet", but I would list all of the songs from this album behind that one before any other song from any other album. Get this album. It is their best."