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For all its insouciant cheer, 14:59 is the sound of a band resigned to the possibility that they may be one-hit wunderkinds and that the 2 million fans who bought their last album may have moved on. -- Entertainment Weekly
The title of this second effort whimsically acknowledges its waning 15 minutes of fame, but the meter could run longer on the strength of Every Morning, a calculated repeat of Fly's upbeat formula. -- USA Today
Try as they do to inject grit into their sound, Sugar Ray's catchy tunes are at heart as sun-kissed as McGrath's bleached blond hair and the streets of their hometown. -- People
These Southern California frat rockers have learned what they do best. Gone are the damaged noise-fests that recall a more polished Rage Against the Machine and middle-period Stooges. Filling those spots are light-hearted ditties such as "Even Though" and "Falls Apart" that boast tropical guitar flourishes and almost Beatlesque harmonies. On 1997's Floored, the breeziness of "Fly" was the exception; on 14:59, it is the rule. Sugar Ray have cleaned up, sanitized, and civilized themselves, which might not be a bad thing in terms of accessibility and airplay. Some fans, however, might miss the hard-partying, screaming misanthropes of yore. And even the inclusion of old-school rapper KRS-One on "Live & Direct" doesn't make up for Sugar Ray's loss of innocence--although their shimmering cover of Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" inspires affection. Another saving grace is that they haven't lost their sense of humour, dubbing the album 14:59 as a homage to Andy Warhol's 15 fleeting minutes of fame. It would be an error, however, to conclude that Sugar Ray's hourglass is running out. --Jaan Uhelszki
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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.
Falls Apart has great lyrics and is a good rock song for those who like Every Morning.Personal Space Invader, one of my favorite songs from the album, with lyrics"Move your big head, it's my way go and get your own", it's simply telling someone to mind their own buisness.Live and Direct is a song with good singing and a little bit of rap by KRS-One.Someday is another good beach party song, following up Fly, Every Morning, and Falls Apart. Aim For Me is an upbeat song with a howl of a wolf to begin it.It also has a bit of western perfarmance by Mark McGrath, the lead singer.Ode to the LonelyHeartedis a good song for a first date, but not for beach parties or skateboarding videos.Burning Dog is a goofy song that tells the tragic tale of a dog who just cannot catch his tail.It's almost a tear puller...Not! Even Though is another beach party song that is great for listening to on long trips to the beach.Abracadabra is a remix, the original song done by Steve Miller. Biggest differenceis DJ Homicide with the turn table. Glory is another cool rock song.The second new direction is a techno-irish song.
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 ›
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Of course every chick loves this band and especially Sugar Ray, the voice and looks makes a groovy impression. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
It's okay :'( I like it somewhat, but it seems really short since they 11 tracks aren't all full songs. The two "New Direction" tracks are really short. Read morePublished on May 22 2003
This album is complete ..., I use to like sugar ray, hate them eternally. And this album did not "save" their career. Their career was going perfectly fine, but the ... Read morePublished on Dec 24 2002 by Snooch
14:59 is the best Sugar Ray album (in my opinion) that I've ever bought. That's certainly a very impressive statement. Sugar Ray has worked hard to create this 1999 release. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2002 by mez
This is a fun, cool CD. My favorite song is the cover of "Abracadabra". This CD shows that Sugar Ray is a band that can play many different types of music, and still... Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2002 by Donna Grayson
Sugar Ray's 3rd album, "14:59" is a great CD- my 2nd-favorite band, and my 2nd-favorite CD from Sugar Ray. Songs such as "Every Morning" and "Someday" are great songs. Read morePublished on July 30 2002 by mike ezawa
I love this CD. I bought this CD when "Fly" first came out, and everybody thought that Sugar Ray was just anothe flash in the pan... I knew better. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2002 by Akilah D.