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|5. Falling for the First Time|
|7. Sell, Sell, Sell|
|8. Humour of the Situation|
|9. Baby Seat|
|10. Off the Hook|
|12. Tonight Is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel|
|13. Hidden Sun (Bonus Track)|
1998's quadruple-platinum smash Stunt catapulted Barenaked Ladies from alternative favorite to major pop stardom. The colorful Maroon, produced by Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newmanm, B-52's), marks the return of the wittiest, hook-happiest pop-rock band in all the land. Certified at 1 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)
Frat-rock japester Mojo Nixon proposed that in a world in which Elvis is everywhere, Michael J Fox is the only human with no Elvis in him whatsoever. Further reflection suggests that in a world in which gutter-trawling excess is required beat-combo behaviour, only Fox's fellow Canadians Barenaked Ladies--punsome frat-rock japesters for those too clever and dorky for most frats' taste--are the only band with no Iggy Pop in them whatsoever. Instead, some six albums in, the barbershop-harmonising, pop-literate thirtysomething quintet prefer a state of arrested-adolescence precocity, frolicking in the whitebread suburban nostalgia, lawn sprinklers and gym shorts of Maroon's ingratiatingly whimsical first single "Pinch Me". To give them their due, the tuneful confectionery on offer for those stout of heart enough to negotiate the dread word "wacky" are many: the blissfully bouncy John S Sebastian-in-excelsis "Go Home", the Beautiful South-esque black comedy of "Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel" and a slightly smirky "Conventioneers", and a hidden track that's the improbable spit of Lambchop. Oddly, it's not the zaniness quotient elsewhere that grates most, despite a luridly operatic "Sell, Sell, Sell" almost as tiresome as the band's recent faux-rap hit "One Week", but the too-frequent appearance of anonymously bright, toppy, radio-friendly fodder ("Too Little, Too Late", "Never Do A Anything", "Humour Of The Situation") that could as easily be Matchbox Twenty. Given the pop smarts of both these solidly wholesome kid-adults and producer Don Was, merely sounding like any other pop band sells the Ladies short. --Jennifer Nine
Top Customer Reviews
The lyrical working of BNL remains intellegent and entertaining. One thing that I noticed that I found amusing - vocalist steve tries out different singing styles (such as in "Never Do Anything"). There is nice variety in Maroon, maybe not as much as Stunt, but enough to keep my interest. Every time I listen to this album I appreciate it more and more. It's hard ot get sick of. My current favorite is "Go Home" which would fit in quite well with some movie soudtracks. Highly, highly reccomended.
P.S. - I agree that this would be a good road trip CD.
I'm a fan of BNL because of their exuberance, as evidenced in "Too Little Too Late" and "Falling For the First Time" but their lyrical skills are amazing in "Conventioneers" and "Sell Sell Sell".
I wholeheartedly recommend this album, and I'm a rather eclectic listener - the sounds you'll hear on here are golden, and they're not sticking to one genre here - they defy and transcend pop culture even with satire at some points. Treat yourself, try the barenaked ladies.
1. Too Little, Too Late
I know how this feels. Sometimes, when you try to do something, it's just too little, too late. That's what this song is basically about.
2. Never Do Anything
A song for all of us who could do all sorts of things, but will never actually do anything worthwhile in life. ^_^;
3. Pinch Me
Ever feel like a day was just a dream? That's what this song describes, except it basically describes a whole life. And sometimes, you might want to wake up from a dream..
4. Go Home
The basic message here is that if you love someone, but you're far away from them, get home to 'em!
5. Falling for the First Time
I know this all too well, too.. contradiction at it's best. A nice song for folks with big egos.. *heh heh heh*
7. Sell, Sell, Sell
Everything's commercial nowadays, right?
8. Humour of the Situation
Well, in life, there are lots of parts where you should just look at it and laugh. I know just what this song describes, too..
9. Baby Seat
The general message of this song? Grow up!
10. Off the Hook
Describes a woman who's husband was cheating on her.. until, late one night, she found out about it...
A look at war, and how the media over-reacts to events, only to forget about them soon afterwards..
12. Tonight Is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel
Just what it looks like. A guy's driving home to be with the one he loves, falls asleep at the wheel.. and she's the last thing on his mind. Awfully cheery for being about.. err, death. o_O
Overall, this is a humourous look at life itself. Check it out, you might like what you hear. ~_^
Most recent customer reviews
One reason I give this four stars is that it has the inevitable dead spot, that being Conventioneers. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003 by Lavode
Barenaked Ladies is a band that you either like or you hate. There is no way around it, they have a way of polarizing people. I am a fan of them. Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2003 by C. A. Schaps
This is the Barenaked Ladies best album yet, beating out 'Maybe You Should Drive' for the number one spot. Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2003 by John
I haven't been a BNL fan for a long time, but I was rabid about their landmark album "Stunt" for their brilliant mix of acoustic and distorted guitars, various time... Read morePublished on July 21 2003 by Tom LePen
I've reviewed Barenaked Ladies' album Stunt elsewhere on this site and said it was like the Run Lola Run soundtrack in that it was terrific for long road trips. Read morePublished on June 5 2003 by Craig Clarke
I believe that this and their first (Gordon) are the two best albums they have. This Album features some more fast pace, energetic songs. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2002
I'm not sure what is going on with this DVD-A. The surround mix is atrocious. Basically, the non-essential filler tracks in the mix have been moved to the surround channels. Read morePublished on July 31 2002
I adore Pinch Me, The Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel, and the bonus track. This doesn't have the hyperactive stuff that you might expect after One Week, but I still really enjoy... Read morePublished on March 30 2002
A very serious tone in this album, but good for driving in the rain. If you liked this album, you might also like The Beautiful South's "Blue is the Colour" and... Read morePublished on March 13 2002 by J. Rossi