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Cracked Rear View
Hootie & The Blowfish
Cracked Rear View
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Hootie & The Blowfish
Title: Cracked Rear View
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 81
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 7/5/1994
Release Date: 7/5/1994
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Adult Alternative, Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Cracked Rear View by Hootie & The Blowfish (1994) Audio CD, Cracked Rear View
UPCs: 075678261329, 075678261312, 075678261398


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Krissi D. from SUMMERVILLE, SC
Reviewed on 9/18/2009...
this is one of their best cd's it's always been one of my favorites.
Reviewed on 8/10/2009...
Love this CD! Great for driving!
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD
Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
90s pop at its best!
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Justin G. (Wiseman) from NUNNELLY, TN
Reviewed on 4/11/2007...
good light rock album
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's strange how a band can be the hugest act in America and the most hated all at the same time.This strange pop paradox fits Hootie & The Blowfish like a glove.Down-home South Carolina boys playing unoffensive,very enjoyable,heartland style rock.Hootie offered an alternative to the morose,moody stylings of grunge in the world of rock/pop in
the mid '90s and turned out to have one of the best-selling albums in US history with this 1994 debut,"Cracked Rear View".Now I know that it's "against the rules" for a credible music
fan to display love towards a unabashed mainstream pop act but
I happened to like Hootie's brand of feel-good frat boy rock!:-)
"Time",the lovelorn hit "Let Her Cry","I Only Want To Be With You",and the criminally overplayed "Hold My Hand"-all down-home,
Americana-styled pop/rock songs that are as easy and cozy as a Southern breeze.Those who bash Hootie seem to be missing the point.They never seemed to proclaim themselves as intellectual rockers"
One of my favourite Debut Albums ever | Reading | 05/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although only selling 5 copies in England, Cracked Rear View went on to break records of the biggest selling debut album of all time (counts at the moment are in excess of 20 million). If you are lucky enough to have heard any track of this album you will see why. Bordering on the lines of country rock once again we see an excellent example of how a band can produce the hits and keep the rest of the album as strong. The opening track Hannah Jane is a boppy rollocoster with Darius Ruckers voice in full swing from the off. The acoustics of tracks like Hold my hand and I'm going home, the piano led Goodbye (played by drummer Soni), viola Running From an Angel and the Euphoric Let her Cry bring a debut album which has just about everything. The emotion in Darius voice has to be heard - Sometimes sympathetic, sometimes angry, always empathic. Just hear it on Look Away which is one of my favourite songs on the album. The short and emotional ride has Hootie and the Blowfish doing what comes naturally making them more than just another band with a box of tricks. This box of tricks is here to stay. Enough said."