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|Collective Soul||Primary Artist|
|Elton John||Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer|
|Jayce Fincher||Background Vocals|
|L.A. Reid||Hand Clapping|
|Ed Roland||Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals|
|Butch Walker||Background Vocals|
|Anthony J. Resta||Keyboards, Turntables|
|Will Turpin||Bass, Percussion|
|Shane Evans||Percussion, Drums|
|Greg Drew||Vocal Coach|
|Anthony J. Resta||Programming, Producer|
|Mickey Wade||Drum Technician|
|Joel Kosche||Guitar Techician|
Posted October 1, 2010
It's a great thing to have prolific bands like Collective Soul around in an age where people prefer to take years in the studio crafting an album. But sometimes being prolific can drain a band of their creativity, and with BLENDER, perhaps Collective Soul need not have rushed to keep their name alive in the marketplace. The 40-minute length of BLENDER, which while it's quite welcome, only further hints at this album's hurried preparation. Some songs are great like ''Perfect Day'' with Elton John (it's been a while since we had some new material from him), but the rest is pretty underdeveloped. Just as you get into one song, it's all over in only 3 minutes. At least in the era during which 3-minute songs were a requirement, they were much better conceived. BLENDER doesn't exactly say that Collective Soul is running out of ideas, just that perhaps they're thinking too fast before they think something is finished. Next time out, Collective Soul should take more than just 18 months in between albums to come back with a new album...and with a title that's a bit more appropriate.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Collective Soul's 5th release is one that has the listener alternating between wanting to blast the speakers, or dancing. Dancing? From a rock group? Well, Collective Soul may have explored every genre on this album from catchy tunes like ''Vent'' and ''Why pt 2'' to the completely contagious ''Skin''. There are no power ballads here, though 10 yrs Later and Turn Around are slower tempo songs, beautiful and melodic. Overall it is a wonderful example of Collective Soul's diversity in many areas. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to Rock, Pop, and many types of music fans.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 22, 2009
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