|3. Why Pt.2|
|4. 10 Yrs Later|
|6. Turn Around|
|7. You Speak My Language|
|8. Perfect Day|
|9. After All|
|10. Over Tokyo|
Basically this CD is worth having for certain good songs, but I find it hard to believe that anyone would prefer this album over Dosage or their Self Titled albums (their best work). I can only hope that Collective Soul take their time and create another stand-out album next time around.
This CD features a good blend of power ballands, flat out rockers, a few punky/new wave sounding cuts, and a few variations that enhance the overall mix. By sticking to what they know, Collective Soul's experiments succeed, rather than falling flat because they were ill-conceived.
The best cuts here are "Skin", "Vent", "Why Pt.2", "10 Yrs Later", "You Speak My Language", and "Perfect Day"--featuring Elton John, an unlikely collaborator.
The packaging on the CD is probably the only mistake: it screams "Boy Band" (based on looks), and suggests that the CD is full of lame 'bubble-gum' and 'teenybopper' music. I doubt that Collective Soul's fans were put off (they know the band is not going to sell out and do shlock), but the music probably put off the girls who buy "boy band" CD's and the cover art probably caused a lot of potential fans to avoid the CD because it made Collective Soul look too much like the "Backstreet Boys", or "WestLife".Read more ›