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Parachute [Import]

Guster Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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Product Details

1. Fall In Two
2. Mona Lisa
3. Love For Me
4. Window
5. Eden
6. Scars & Stitches
7. The Prize
8. Dissolve
9. Cocoon
10. Happy Frappy
11. Parachute

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5.0 out of 5 stars Among the best music I've listened to March 26 2001
By L.J.
Format:Audio CD
This band I heard on the Centerville High School radio station in Dayton, Ohio (WCWT The Beef!) caught my ear every time their songs came on, but I didn't know what the band's name was. I found a link while browsing Dave Matthews Band CDs On Amazon to Guster, and decided to check them out; I didn't know they were the band I heard on the radio.
I found my way to a few tracks that people recommended in other reviews, and realized the connection. I was thoroughly impressed with what I had already heard (Fa Fa and Barrel of a Gun), but was moreso amazed by how amazingly easy I could listen to all the other songs (the songs I heard on the radio aren't even on this CD!). It seemed every new one I heard I could listen to all day, and I could remember the lyrics from the first listen.
There's not a bad note on this CD. It really is some of the best music I've heard. Every song is great, I really think each song is good and different, and has a certain universiality that can let you listen anytime. I listen to Dave Matthews Band a lot (until his new CD, it's a shame the way they changed. It oozes Glen Ballard's sugar-candy style that does not fit DMB at all), and to fill the void I have found Guster.
Wow they've been around awhile, but a true diamond in the rough that you won't appreciate unless you take this review to heart. It's great music that only makes you feel good and amazed at the way simple intruments can be translated into complex and extremely original hooks and arrangements. I hope that they continue to make great CDs, and keep the upbeat and universal sound. I rank this CD right there with Under the Table & Dreaming and Live at Luther College. Songs I especially recommend (not just on this CD): Cocoon, Window, Fall In Two, Either Way, Two Points For Honesty, and Happy Frappy. Go get em.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Parachute is an authentic, great album Oct. 18 2000
Format:Audio CD
I was at Tufts when these guys were first starting to practice together in their dorm rooms (and now I regret never becoming friends with them!) I went to see them a couple of times at local hangouts and loved them. I bought their first CD at the school bookstore, and for years I would listen to Parachute and wonder what became of them. I was so psyched when I found "Guster" at a record store recently (realizing from looking at the picture of the guys that it was the original "Gus"). I bought their latest album, and I think it's awesome. But I agree with other reviewers that in sounding more polished from years of experience, it kind of takes on that familiar sound of other bands that are out there now. That's not a bad thing, really, but Parachute is definitely the best, in my opinion. Great harmonies, great mix of two very different sounding voices. And the song Parachute is the best on the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I would recommend Guster to anyone. July 13 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Guster is a band which most people can enjoy. It is upbeat, it is lively, and you can sit and listen to it. Their CD "Parachute," is a great mix of their earlier work, which is different from their future works that are considered by many to be better. Guster's second studio album "Goldfly," is a great mix of favorites among the fans. Although both of the albums above contain very good songs (because there is, ofcourse, no bad Guster song), the best album to start off with if you are just getting into Guster would be "Lost and Gone Forever," which contains in my opinion the most popular and the most catchy of their tunes. To close, if you are thinking of buying "Parachute," and are just getting into Guster, forget about it. Buy "Lost and Gone Forever," and move down in the album release chain.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gusterific! Aug. 2 2000
By c burns
Format:Audio CD
Wow, if you ever are going to call yourself a music lover you must first call yourself a Guster fan. I just found out about this group (three guys from Boston, MA who met @ Tufts University) this year, and already I cannot imagine life without them. Though Parachute is but their first album, and as all 1st's are its not their greatest, (it's kinda like losing your virginity, a 1st album that is, the other 2 are just highly evolved masterpieces) it's still a must to have. Don't tell anyone, but Guster has replaced the spot for me that once only Dave Matthews could fill. So, take this advice and buy this cd (or tape if you must, maybe both!), try to be the first of your friends to have it! Guster is something the whole family will enjoy so go ahead, spend the meager bit o' dough and enrich your life today w/ Guster :).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guster, always. June 13 2000
Format:Audio CD
Guster is without parallel. This, their first album is not their best. The Gusters themselves admit to finding it hard to listen to themselves on this earliest album, but that's probably just because they have gotten continuously better over the years. Their later albums are definitely more polished but if you really want to call yourself a Guster Fan you have to buy Parachute and like it. On all their Albums (and Parachute sets the stage for their career) they manage to mix melancholic lyrics with music that truly defies description. If you started listening to Guster With "lost and gone forever" you might be a little disappointed in Parachute... it's not as polished as the others and lacks the finesse that comes with experience... but what it lacks in expertise, it makes up for in pure soul....
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best CD's in the World
This CD is so awesome that it is hard to find words to describe it. Even though it was the first album Guster released, it was the last one I listened to all of the way through. Read more
Published on June 7 2004 by "bluemoon22"
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Guster
This is my fav guster cd by far. The newer stuff jsut doesn't have the raw energy this album does. Two acoustic guitars, bongo drums, and no messin around.
Published on Dec 5 2003 by Doug
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite the Debut
This is a magnificent album, especially for a group of 19 year-olds. It took a while for Parachute to grow on me, but once it did, it was in my cd player for a month straight. Read more
Published on Aug. 28 2003 by J. Bean
5.0 out of 5 stars Guster is frickin sweet
This deffently isnt there best CD, but its deffently sweet
Published on July 30 2003
2.0 out of 5 stars Not their best work
This cd is decent, but their newest cds are the best. I would not recommend buying this cd; however, I do recommend Guster's latest works.
Published on July 7 2003 by Eric Hammon
1.0 out of 5 stars Save Yourself
This CD is not their best work, Goldfly and Lost and Gone forever are much much better, please spare yourself and save your money with this one... definately not worth having. Read more
Published on June 22 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Guster's Best
I've been a Guster fan since they were called Gus and students at Tufts University. Their sound is very unique, and when I've seen them live they are so charismatic and have a... Read more
Published on May 23 2003 by Jennifer Cassone
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitly check it out
This is without a doubt my favorite cd of any band. I bought it a little over a year ago and I haven't gone longer then maybe two weeks without listening to it. Read more
Published on Aug. 9 2002 by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, one of a kind.
In short, Guster is amazing. They are truly a one of a kind band. Goldfly ..., Lost and Gone is good but over-produced, and Parachute is AWESOME! I love it! Read more
Published on July 25 2002 by Angry Red Barber
3.0 out of 5 stars Took a long time
I had never heard Guster before when I bought this album. I'm a big fan of Counting Crows and Matchbox 20 and this was recommended by a friend of mine. Read more
Published on May 21 2002 by Charliecat
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