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Buzz Ballads [Single Disc]
     

Buzz Ballads [Single Disc]

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With Buzz Ballads, Razor & Tie presents an odds'n'sods compilation of all those massive post-grunge/alt-rock hits that not only managed to be played on innumerable mixtapes, but are also still treated with squeals of delight years later upon coming across them randomly. (It's debatable, though, how much these can really be considered ballads, rather than just

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With Buzz Ballads, Razor & Tie presents an odds'n'sods compilation of all those massive post-grunge/alt-rock hits that not only managed to be played on innumerable mixtapes, but are also still treated with squeals of delight years later upon coming across them randomly. (It's debatable, though, how much these can really be considered ballads, rather than just the gentler side of the bands presented.) If you nab this puppy from its TV commercials, you'll be treated with 32 tracks over two discs. And even if this version has only half of that -- sadly excluding gems like Candlebox's "Far Behind" and Poe's "Angry Johnny" -- there's still plenty here to enjoy. Pulling from a relatively wide pool of the '90s and early 2000s, it's admittedly a bit weird to have songs like Staind's "It's Been a While" and Eve 6's summer-graduation hit "Here's to the Night" stacked up next to cuts like Sublime's "Santeria" and Live's "Lightning Crashes." But then again, a specific time frame doesn't seem to be the point here as much as it is to have people singing along nostalgically, and for that, tracks like Third Eye Blind's "Jumper," Better Than Ezra's "Desperately Wanting," and Tonic's "If You Could Only See" deliver capably. For alt-radio goodness, it doesn't really get any better than this. So depending on where you stand with Default's "Wasting My Time" or how much you really want to remember years gone by, Buzz Ballads is either a godsend or an album from hell.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/2006
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018912921
catalogNumber:
89129

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Johnny April   Composer
Patrick Dahlheimer   Composer
David Kahne   Composer
Ed Kowalczyk   Composer
Dolores O'Riordan   Composer
Adam Duritz   Composer
Noel Hogan   Composer
Gavin Rossdale   Composer
Courtney Love   Composer
Aaron Lewis   Composer
Erik Schrody   Composer
Matthew Scannell   Composer
Stephan Jenkins   Composer
Craig Balsam   Executive Producer
Cliff Chenfeld   Executive Producer
Brad Nowell   Composer
Carl Bell   Composer
Max Collins   Composer
Tony Fagenson   Composer
Jonathan Siebels   Composer
Jason Wade   Composer
Jon Wysocki   Composer
Mike Mushok   Composer
Michael Anderson   Producer

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Buzz Ballads [Single Disc] 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey, im only 14 and i think this a great cd. They were great songs when they first came out, and they still are! I recomend this for anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm only 19 and this CD really makes me feel old. Stuff I grew up listening to has suddenly being grouped onto a ballad CD. Next you'll be hearing it on the oldies station. *sigh*