You have to hear it to believe it
Tommy Bracket | South Dakota | 01/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Really, get this. These guys are something special. I bought this album back in ninety-something when they had a few songs on the radio. I liked it enough, but put it away with the rest of my cd's. I pulled this out two years ago and haven't been able to shake it since. There's something witty, sad, decent, and profound about every song on this album. I expanded my BRox collection and got the rest of the albums and I haven't heard a thing that wasn't near perfection.
This album, on Atlantic, was probably their biggest seller, it comes after a collection of songs that Brian did solo on the first bottle rockets album. (five star rating on that album as well.) Brian and the boys got some serious airplay out of Brooklyn and probably made enough to buy a trailer off the royalty checks alone. I don't know what's better, the driving, rockabilly, kick you neighbors cat beat, or the very simple and ultra-insightful lyrics to the songs. I really can't begin to tell you what's good or bad, but the gang (Brian and all that contributed lyric and music) got it right on this one. If you only buy one Brox album, go for this one and then expand if you like, and of course you will. I met the guys in Minneapolis in 2004. It was an unreal show they put on at the Fine Line Music Cafe, so go see them live if you can.
Finally, I'll leave you with this from Gravity Fails. "Maybe it's something in my genes/maybe it's something in my jeans..." Throw down your twelve bucks and don't look back. Tommy Bracket
J. Kawakami | 01/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD was in storage for a while, and just got on the CD again after a decade... it's great! Gravity Fails is one of those mindblowingly good songs that sticks in your head, and keeps you happy all day long. I'm a total sucker for songs like that."