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Maybe You Should Drive

Barenaked Ladies Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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1. Jane
2. Intermittently
3. These Apples
4. You Will Be Waiting
5. A
6. Everything Old Is New Again
7. Alternative Girlfriend
8. Am I The Only One?
9. Little Tiny Song
10. Life, In A Nutshell
11. The Wrong Man Was Convicted
12. Great Provider

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On this, their second major label release, Barenaked Ladies get romantic without slipping into sappy sentimentality. Wonderfully witty love songs like "Jane," "These Apples," "A," and "Alternative Girlfriend" explore the pitfalls of modern relationships with pointed candor and remarkable eloquence. Throughout, the troupe displays its expected high level of musicianship and vocal expertise, delivering full-bodied performances on every track. As always, Ed Robertson and Steven Page dominate the vocals, turning in particularly fabulous work on "Am I the Only One?" and "The Wrong Man Was Convicted." Perhaps the "hit" from this disc is "Life, In a Nutshell," a charming ditty about, surprisingly enough, a happy relationship. What bliss! --L.A. Smith

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4.0 out of 5 stars Now That They Have $1000000 Nov. 4 2003
By Lavode
Format:Audio CD
This gets four stars only because the wackiness that epitomized Gordon is totally gone in this follow-up album. Possibly because they changed Producers (from Wojewoda to Mink) the sound is the same, but the subject matter is quite a bit different. Also new are a couple songs that I could do without. These Apples and A are not (IMHO) the strongest tracks, but I wouldn't skip them consistently. Particular favorites are Jane, Everything Old Is New Again, and Life, In A Nutshell. This album seems more moody than Gordon, probably because while the cleverness in the songwriting is still there, the whimsical subject matter is absent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST BNL HANDS DOWN July 13 2006
By GT
Format:Audio CD
I dunno why anyone would say the humour is gone from BNL in this album. This is one of the honestly creative works I've ever heard. Every single track is a gem, and I would say this album is easily one of the best records of the '90s. RECOMMENDED.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An album that carries special sentimental value. July 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
Two of the songs on this album (Everything Old is New Again and The Wrong Man Was Convicted) got me through a particularly difficult breakup with my girlfriend at the time. Needless to say, this album has a special place in my collection. It's a good listen all-around, and if you're in a difficult emotional state like I was, it may strike a chord with you as well. BNL has always been one of my favorite bands, and this album is a prime example of the way that BNL pours their collective heart and soul into their work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This album should've crossed over... May 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Barenaked Ladies struck big with "Gordon" in 1992, introducing their trademark humor, cleverness, quirkiness, and excellent musical craftsmanship to become the biggest band in the Great White North. But it took a while for the Ladies to cross the borders of their giant homeland. However, the millions of Canadian fans and the thousands of non-Canadian fans wanted more, and they successfully delivered with "Maybe You Should Drive". Their sophomore album failed to make the dough, but passed with flying colors in quality. Right from the front album cover you know these guys are something else. This is one of the best albums BNL has ever released, and there's a good reason why. They show they're more than capable of writing thought-provoking pop songs, and they musical virtuosity has greatly improved as well. The album opens up with the fantastic "Jane" and the severely overlooked "Intermittently", which wins by a hair compared to the album's most popular tune, "Alternative Girlfriend". "These Apples" is a fine song about miscommunication between men and women, and the banjo solo is hilariously blissful. One wonders how Ed Robertson delivered that with a straight face. "A" is a clever song with a bit of a jazzy Latin feel to it, and "You Will Be Waiting" is also great. "Am I The Only One?" and "The Wrong Man Was Convicted" are very provocative and thoughtful, though "Am I..." is more profound, telling the tale of the aftershock of the death of Ed Robertson's brother. Overall, "Maybe..." opens up the band's more sensitive side, and is an overlooked gem in a field of colorless stones. Do yourself a favor, and check it out.
FINAL SCORE-9.75/10
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not their best, but still good Nov. 11 2003
Format:Audio CD
This cd is a must-have for any old-school Barenaked Ladies fans. You know who you are. You're the ones who say, "I liked them before they were famous." That means you prefer Gordon (their best cd in my opinion) to Stunt or Maroon, and you think their radio songs are some of their worst stuff. If you fit into this category, you need this cd. There are a few classic BNL songs that make the cd worth buying.
For those of you who are new fans and like their newer, catchier, more pop-ish stuff that plays on the radio, there is some stuff on this cd for you, too.
And thirdly, for those of you who were recommended BNL but aren't sure if you like them, this is a good cd to start with because it contains both styles of music that they play: their non-mainstream hard-to-classify rock and their pop rock. If you like certain songs but not others on the cd, you'll know which other cds of theirs to buy.
Some highlights (rated out of 5):
1. Jane: 3 - also on their live cd. Live version is of course better
3. These Apples: 2 - never liked this one, too whiny. on the live cd, too
5. A: 4 - cutesy, catchy, but not annoying
6. Everything old...: 3 - cutesy, catchy, slightly annoying (more like the new stuff)
7. Alternative Girlfriend: 3 - little too catchy for me (new fans enjoy)
10. Life In A Nutshell: 5 - on the live cd but it's good to hear the original for contrast. They're both great but in different styles
11. Wrong Man: 5 - Great classic BNL
12. Great Provider: 5 - Great classic BNL
In short, fans of all types will find something to like in this album. The last three songs are the best. Life in a Nutshell is different from the live cd version, it's less up-beat.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Maybe You Should Listen... eh? Dec 13 2002
Format:Audio CD
To this CD that is. Maybe You Should Drive and Stunt are my favorite BNL recordings. They are more mature than Gordon, but still pleasingly playfull. BNL are a refreshing experience compared to so much loud, heavy, hateful rap-metal-punk bands these days. These Canadians continue to prove their musical and lyrical talents. This is a good buy. 4 stars.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK
This is a decent fun loving rock album, but doesn't approach the lyrics, rhythms, or breadth of styles found on later albums. Read more
Published on Nov. 6 2002 by C. Williamson
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe You Should Drive
Easily, people, the best of their albums..I, unlike most people, was a Barenaked Ladies fan since the beginning, with "Be My Yoko Ono"- I waited for this cd to come out, I ran to... Read more
Published on March 7 2002 by "verbklint"
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahhh the bare naked ladies. what a neat band!
I personally think Gordon (the first BNL album) is their best so far but this album is almost as good and an easy 5 stars! Read more
Published on Feb. 16 2002 by Carrick Underdown
2.0 out of 5 stars Slow and sad
Barenaked Ladies are by far my favorite band. That's why I've got to tell you to get any other CD of theirs before this one. Read more
Published on Nov. 1 2001 by D. Baldwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs... great trivia
This is the album by BNL which has sold the fewest copies... which mostly seems to be because people don't know about it. Read more
Published on Oct. 23 2001 by K. Callahan
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot DAMN!
Though no one seems to realize this album exists, it is one of the best CDs I own. Unlike so many other bands, the Barenaked Ladies manage to make each of their songs unique in... Read more
Published on July 15 2001 by Amanda Mauer
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly BNL's Most Underrated Effort
Most of the people I know who are into BNL seem to think this is the group's weakest album. I couldn't disagree more. Read more
Published on March 11 2001 by "tomthedog"
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