Dosage

Dosage

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by Collective Soul
     
 

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The fourth album from Georgia's big-selling alt-rock success story Collective Soul takes the sound of 1995's massive hit "Shine" in a number of surprising directions -- from art rock to soulful balladry. Singer Ed Roland still delivers his lyrics in a voice amazingly akin to a cross between Hootie and Phil Collins,

Overview

The fourth album from Georgia's big-selling alt-rock success story Collective Soul takes the sound of 1995's massive hit "Shine" in a number of surprising directions -- from art rock to soulful balladry. Singer Ed Roland still delivers his lyrics in a voice amazingly akin to a cross between Hootie and Phil Collins, but the songs on DOSAGE are remarkably diverse. From the rousing, ELO-styled "Tremble for My Beloved" to the honeyed, acoustic-based ballad "Needs," Roland, his guitar-playing brother Dean, lead guitarist Ross Childress, drummer Shane Evans, and bassist Will Turpin hop effortlessly around the alt-rock map. "Dandy Life" ingeniously recasts the Smashing Pumpkins as southern-fried folk, while "Run" is a colorfully orchestrated number that might make Peter Gabriel smile. And if Roland's lyrics aren't likely to incite any student revolutions anytime soon, lines like "there's something more than the world out there" will be grappling with Jewel's poetry for space in yearbooks all across America -- just as DOSAGE might upstage Hootie's Southern-pop dominance.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Damas
After the disappointing sales of Disciplined Breakdown, Collective Soul made a move back to the sound that was so successful on their self-titled sophomore effort. Dosage is a step backward into familiar territory, and it invites mixed results. While the singles "Run" and "Heavy" are two of the band's biggest hits in years, much of this album seems to sound slightly more tired than Collective Soul's recent efforts. Collective Soul has always been best when performing a mix of ballads and harder material, and Dosage holds true to that formula, although the ballads (which are not quite as strong as the ballads on previous albums) rule this album. Kicking off with the upbeat "Tremble for My Beloved" and "Heavy," the album quickly slows down and fails to reignite. Only a few of the ballads (among them the hit "Run" from the film Varsity Blues and the mid-tempo "No More, No Less") manage to leave any lasting impression, and the majority of the up-tempo rockers seem like filler. This doesn't mean that Dosage is a weak effort, though, as there is still more than enough here to please fans. Ed Roland continues to grow as a songwriter, and Dosage is another successful set of radio-friendly pop
ock that, while far from radical, is a worthwhile listen.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2008
Label:
Rhino Flashback
UPC:
0081227990107
catalogNumber:
83162
Rank:
55695

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Collective Soul   Primary Artist
Ed Roland   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Will Turpin   Bass,Percussion
Dean Roland   Rhythm Guitar
Ross Childress   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Shane Evans   Percussion,Drums
Paul Murphy   Viola
Christopher Pulgram   Violin

Technical Credits

Greg Archilla   Engineer
Chris Carroll   Engineer
Ed Roland   Songwriter,Producer,String Arrangements
Bob St. John   Engineer
Jim "Z" Zumpano   Engineer
Benjamin Niles   Art Direction
Anthony J. Resta   Programming
Arthur Spivak   Management
Dean Roland   Composer
Ross Childress   Programming,Producer
Eddie Horst   Arranger,String Arrangements
Stefan Beckman   Prop Design
Shane Evans   Programming
Jason Elgin   Engineer
Mickey Wade   Drum Technician
Joel Kosche   Guitar Techician

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Dosage 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this cd because I really like the songs Run and Heavy. Only liking two of the songs, I kind of took a risk buying the cd. (Not knowing if I'd like the rest of the cd or not.) Well anyways I started listening to it and I absolutly loved it!!! Now I kind of want their other cds too. Go out and buy!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dosage is so cool! This hypercd is just plain out good music. ''Tremble For My Beloved'', ''Heavy'', ''Crown'', and the extra downloadable song ''She Said'' makes this cd ROCK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The somewhat weak 'transitional' sound of the third album has fully matured in this fourth work. Truly wonderful music from the title track onward. Also the same upbeat lyrics, albeit the final song, ''Crown'', is a bit darker than what I've come to expect from the band. If you choose to own only one Collective Soul disc, make it this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dosage is probably Collective Soul's best album. They have toned down the heavy rock to softer music, and have tried to express the more profound aspects of humanity and the soul. The music creates emotional stimuli which supports the central theme of each song, as should be the purpose of music. This album is classic, and inspiring in many ways. Excellent for relaxing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One rocking cd and will have you doing 80 mph. when driving and listening to it!
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