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Blue Rodeo Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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Reigning Toronto y'alternative combo Blue Rodeo's third album finds the group deftly navigating country, folk, and rock--frequently all at once--with vigour and confidence. The independent strengths of co-singer-songwriters and guitarists Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor--Cuddy brings the pop while Keelor maintains the twang--are evident in songs like "Til I Am Myself Again" and "5 A.M. (A Love Song)." Elsewhere, bluesy ballads like "After the Rain" spotlight the band's seamless vocal harmonies. Additional support from bassist Bazil Donovan, drummer Mark French and the manic poundings of pianist Bob Wiseman (who later split to launch a solo career) help make Casino a brilliant example of why Blue Rodeo has remained among the country's best, and best-loved, bands. --Adem Tepedelen

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4.0 out of 5 stars 1990's best kept secret Oct. 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
I stumbled across this in a used record store a few years ago and I'm glad I did. This is one of Blue Rodeo's better performances. There are enough production qualities of the times to give it that "dated" sound, but the songwriting and performance punches through all of that to create a nice record.
Jim Cuddy really shone as a stellar songwriter here with "Til I Am Myself Again", "Montreal" and "After The Rain". Greg Keelor didn't miss a beat either. His better offerings were "What Am I Doing Here" and "Last Laugh", though he, more than Cuddy, tended to get a little too aggressive and repititious, which kept this album from getting 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect ALBUM Aug. 6 2003
Format:Audio CD
Are you the kind of person who likes full-length ALBUMS, as opposed to today's constant need for a "single"? If you like to put the CD on and let it play all the way through (like we used to do back in the day with R.E.M.), then you will LOVE this CD. And after reading all the reviews here on Amazon, I can't believe no one has mentioned what a catchy tune "What am I doing here" is! I owned this album wayyyyy back in the early 90's when I was a college DJ and have seen these guys play live - they have a definite "bar band" sound. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars "One of Best of the Decade" ? Dec 26 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Certainly. I bought this when it came out twelve years ago, and I still listen to it today. Why? Becasie EVERY song is well-crafted and timeless. Notables are "Last Laugh" which is a deceptively complex song with sections that could easily be tunes on their own. BR wisely does not exploit this quality but instead has you longing for more. "Til I am Myself" is a great tune that is fun to play on guitar. "Montreal" is a sweet, lilting song, while "Time to Kill" is something that would sound great if any garage band attacked it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as "Five Days in July" June 15 2002
By Anne
Format:Audio CD
Based on the reviews on this website, I bought Casino as my second Blue Rodeo CD (first being Five Days in July). For me, Five Days just seems to flow more smoothly and is more pleasurable to listen to. There are a couple of songs on Casino that I immediately didn't like and always skip right over. I think I'll try yet another Blue Rodeo CD to expand my awareness of Blue Rodeo, but for my vote I would get Five Days in lieu of Casino if you are a first-time listener.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant May 27 2002
By Ms Diva
Format:Audio CD
Blue Rodeo is my favorite crossover band -- there music is a wonderful mix of rock and country. As others have said, Til I Am Myself Again and After The Rain are the best songs on the album. I think most listeners can relate to the emotion behind Til I Am Myself Again. The sound is clear, the lyrics are intelligent, poignant and deceptively simple, and these guys are solid musicians. I have to admit I prefer Jim Cuddy as a the lead vocalist over Greg Keelor. There's nothing particularly wrong with Keelor's voice, it's simply a personal preference. If you like pure old fashioned rock with a bit of a country flair, this is a must have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Finest From Blue Rodeo Dec 5 2001
Format:Audio CD
This excellent album gives us some of the best songs ever from Blue Rodeo. These are catchy songs you can't help singing along to. In the country/folk rock tradition of The Band, Poco, and Buffalo Springfield, and Neil Young, the music and lyrics are outstanding - thoughtful, but not academic, or redundant. Produced by Pete Anderson, who also plays guitar and sings, the music is energetic, poignant, and earthy, with sweet vocal harmonies. Highlights include Til I Am Myself Again, and After The Rain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Rodeo.....Great as always March 4 2001
Format:Audio CD
I have loved Blue Rodeo ever since their first album, and it is just impossible for me to give them anything but 5 stars. Their music is wonderful...they are truly a very talented band. This album from 1990 is excellent and their future albums have always been consistently good. They have a way of mixing song styles on their albums which never makes for boring listening. From all-out rockers to ballads, this is a terrific album. I highly recommend this and anything by Blue Rodeo.
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