Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid
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Collective Soul ~ Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid
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Later Collective Soul albums seem to be motivated more by dollar signs and record deals than by the uncorrupted passion for music that drives Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid. The band recorded this album independently before fishing for a label and when they signed onto Atlantic Records, the disc was re-pressed, but the original independent recordings were used. This is an album that could only be made independently, free from the tampering of record execs and from the influence of business.
This is one of those rare albums that is all about the music. A true classic, a standard, and a time capsule from a Georgia garage band that made it big.
If you like Collective Soul's new sound, do not shy away from this album, but be prepared for something a little different.
Collective Soul's first record is a delicious rock treat that introduced the quintet as one of the greatest bands of the 90's led by the hit-single "Shine".
However, the album is not only about this song, on the contrary, there are better songs that marked me deeply, such is the case of the gospel-like "Wasting Time", the touching "Sister don't cry" and "In a moment".
The fact of having 3 guitars, helps a lot (this fact will be more evident on subsequent releases) . There are lots of amazing riffs and solos.
Ballads (the 3 aforemetioned tracks) are the high point as every Collective Soul effort, the rocky tunes are catchy as well ("Love Lifted Me", "Breathe"), there is also an instrumental beautiful song ("Pretty Donna") and even a flirt with country music ("Heaven's Already Here").
The music is quite basic, but seductive, there's a special atmosphere on this record that is hard to describe (maybe it's me).
Ed Roland was giving his first steps as a songwriter, and the result is impressive ("...well I don't wanna bleed anymore for you, and I don't wanna breathe any hatred too...") and he talks mostly about love and hope, he is one of my favourite ballad writers.
The closing tunes "Burning Bridges" and "All" are a proof of that, and I think that's the perfect way to finish an album.
For an album that was basically thrown together, this still sounds pretty darn good. Songs like "Wasting Time", "In A Moment", and "Reach" are all mid tempo tunes with a good melody. "Pretty Donna" is a nice, soft, emotional instrumental. Opposite ends of the hard/soft spectrum occur near the end of the album. The very catchy, hard-rocking "Scream" is followed by the pretty, rather soft "Burning Bridges". These are two of the best songs on the album that indicate this band, like most good to great rock bands, is capable of expressing various emotions through various tempos of songs.
Since their first two albums, this band has been very underrated in my book. All of their albums are high quality modern/melodic rock that encompass many of the best elements of the past 30 years of rock music. For sure, this album was just a foretaste of what was to come from this band.
Most recent customer reviews
Collective Soul is the best! I love all of their albums. Was not disappointed in this purchase.. ... ... ..Published on Feb. 15 2013 by Squege
I don't know why it says this is an EP, it's 13 songs. Even though this great debut is their most "grunge" album, it's alot more rootsy, than it is metal or punk based. Read morePublished on Dec 1 2003 by H3@+h
Well I would have to say that this is the album that got me hooked me on Collective Soul. This one hasnt left my cd player for quite a while. Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2003 by Monica J. Erickson
My only complaint about this album is that "Shine" is the first track. It happens to be one of the greatest songs of all-time (not to mention on this CD. Read morePublished on March 2 2003
There are some really good songs on here. The only thing I always skip on the CD is the instrumental. Read morePublished on May 28 2002 by Ms Diva
I was deeply disappointed with this album. I am a devout fan of Collective Soul, and thought for sure that Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid would be another phenomenal... Read morePublished on Dec 27 2001 by A. K. Berger
With this album, Collective Soul's first, the band established a well organized sound with emotionally moving lyrics. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2001 by A. Martin