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Goldfly [Import]

Guster Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
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1. Great Escape
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4. Airport Song
5. Medicine
6. X-Ray Eyes
7. Grin
8. Getting Even
9. Bury Me
10. Rocketship
11. Bonus Track 1

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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Dec 28 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've owned this CD for a number of years and it consistently sounds great whenever I revisit it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album June 9 2003
By Cappy
Format:Audio CD
For the record, this is the first Guster album I bought. In fact, for now, it's the only one I have (although I definitely plan to get the rest of their CDs), so I can't compare it to their other albums. However, if they are anything like Goldfly, they are definitely worth buying. Some other reviewer said that on this CD Guster sounds a bit like an indie rock band, which is probably true. Their lyrics are unique and provocative, the vocal harmonies are beautiful, and Brian Rosenworcel (the bongoist) adds a great new element with his percussion that helps to give the band a lot of energy. Some of my favorite songs on this album: Great Escape (an adrenaline-pumping bongo trip), Demons (soars with beautiful harmonies), Airport Song (dark and pounding), X-Ray Eyes (makes me want to cry, even though it isn't really a sad song; go figure), Getting Even (another darkly beautiful song), and Rocketship (kind of depressing subject matter, but beautiful and moving). Of course, the other songs are great as well, I just didn't know what to say about them. If I had more money, I would have bought the rest of their CDs already. (By the way, they don't sound anything like Dave Matthews Band, but I used to listen to DMB, and other fans of them would probably like Guster too). Three words can sum up this album: Energetic, Harmonic, Quirky.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD!!! Dec 27 2002
Format:Audio CD
I have all 3 Guster CDs, and this one is GREAT! Airport song is amazing. If you like this CD, you will love Lost and Gone Forever also. This is a must have in anyone's CD collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Guster is Great, but the Production is Lacking July 27 2002
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge fan of Guster, as their third album "Lost and Gone Forever" is my favorite album of the last 10 years. This is good as well, although not up to the level of "Lost and Gone Forever".
The songwriting on this album is more inconsistent and doesn't have as many instantly likeable songs. It has more of an indie type sound and feel to it. I feel like the production is the biggest detractor to this album. The band has said that this album doesn't have the live energy of its third album.
On the bright side, it's still Guster and there are still great songs. "Demons" and "Grin" are probably the two best-sounding songs on the CD, both very catchy and memorable at first listen. "Demons" is one of their most acclaimed songs, in the same vein as "So Long" from LAGF. "Bury Me" is a concert staple, uptempo with some great bongo work from Brian Rosenworcel. "Medicine" is another great song, unusual for Guster in that it uses a real drum set and has a funky, bluesy feel to it. Some of the songs I initially didn't like but have really grown on me are "Airport Song" and "Getting Even". These two are darker than the majority of Guster's songs but very interesting.
Some may feel this is their best album if you are more into the college/indie scene. But like I mentioned, the songwriting is good but not really compareable to the genius of "Lost and Gone Forever". Still, that's a classic album and this is a very good album. The production on that album is 10 times better. You would barely be able to tell it's the same band judging by the sound from these two CD's. But each has its individual merits and some may prefer the more raw/indie sound of "Goldfly".
If you're a new Guster fan, I would start with "Lost and Gone Forever". Then get this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Musical Evolution May 20 2002
Format:Audio CD
OK, this is a very new blend of music. If you're into Dave Matthews and emo punk you'll love this. It's acoustic, yet fast paced with bongos and various other hand drums. The lead singer's voice reminds me somewhat of the lead singer from Weezer (can't think of his name). The point is, if you like natural rhythm with very catchy lyrics, you'll like this. If not, then don't buy it. Try "Great Escape" for a sample.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All Hail the Thundergod! May 2 2002
Format:Audio CD
Guster roks my soks. If you don't have this album, you don't know what you're missing. Do yourself a favor and get this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another superb Guster album! April 6 2002
By megkn
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those groups you just can't go wrong with. I own all three of their CDs (Parachute, Goldfly, and Lost and Gone Forever) and I can't stop listening to them. I have seen Guster in concert three times, once opening for BNL and twice on their own, and that is the best experience ever! They are even better live than on the CDs- especially with the Airport Song. If you have the chance to see them live- TAKE IT! Amazing!
This album specifically is the best of the three. You can sit down and listen to the entire album, and you will like all of the songs. Some of my personal favorites are Demons- great to sing along with and a great message, Airport Song- very catchy drums, memorable song, they play ping pong at the end (Whose your daddy now?), Grin- cathcy melody and message, and Rocketship- if you like their Parachute (on Parachute) or Either Way (on Lost and Gone Forever), you will love this song too.
Give this album a chance- I promise you will like it. My brothers and I agree, even though one is into harder rock, I am into pop and rock, and the other is into everything- this is a great album. The group is spectacular. One live show and you will be hooked. Also, check out their website (Guster.com) for cheaper CDs and great merchandise and funny band info.
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