- Audio CD (Jan. 12 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Atlantic
- ASIN: B00000GC1V
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (341 customer reviews)
|1. New Direction|
|2. Every Morning|
|3. Falls Apart|
|4. Personal Space Invader|
|5. Live & Direct|
|7. Aim For Me|
|8. Ode To The Lonely Hearted|
|9. Burning Dog|
|10. Even Though|
|13. New Direction|
author of "A Young Girl's Crimes"
This album is completely different that "Lemonade & Brownies" and "Floored". Sugar Ray is much mellower. The heavy rock guitar work is replaced with Mark McGrath's acoustic guitar.
I really think that album marked in a turning point in the guys' lives, particularly Stan Frazier's. His mother died and the album is dedicated to her.
Hearing "Every Morning" on the radio is what originally prompted me to buy this. I listened to it over and over again. Then "Someday" and "Falls Apart" were in the radio line-up. I listened to them all the time. Finally, I put the CD in and just pushed play. When I listened to it, I 'discovered' "Ode To The Lonely Heart," which really describes the feelings you have after a relationship ends.
1. New Direction: a "humble" spoof of 1980's death metal the boys grew up listening to. Possibly the last breath of "Floored" we may see.
2. Every Morning: a good summer anthem of which McGrath pours out lyrics of a long-lost angel, whom must have left her halo in McGrath's bed after the romance was done.
3. Falls Apart: the deepest song on the album. Offers a good tune to follow and strong lyrics from McGrath. The song bursts to pieces in the middle, but nicely comes back together. Good track.
4. Personal Space Invader: an interesting song from beginning to end about those annoying people that always seem to be nosing around in your business. Easily relatable.
5. Live and Direct: this track brings the usual sugar ray sound and adds a little rap by KRS-1. good song.
6. Someday: a slow song of a plea for a getaway with McGrath.Read more ›