How Does Your Garden Grow?

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rightly suspecting that the days of grunge and alt-rock were finished in the late '90s, Better Than Ezra wisely decided to revamp their trademark post-grunge sound for their third album, How Does Your Garden Grow? That they chose to revamp in the most predictable way -- mainly electronica and trip-hop, but with a touch of space rock and Brit-pop on the side -- may mean they're not innovators, but it does suggest that they are canny cultural watchers, and they turn out to be as adept in fusing all these elements together as they were in blending jangle pop and grunge. That may mean that Garden doesn't have the thrill of discovery anywhere in its grooves, but it's...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rightly suspecting that the days of grunge and alt-rock were finished in the late '90s, Better Than Ezra wisely decided to revamp their trademark post-grunge sound for their third album, How Does Your Garden Grow? That they chose to revamp in the most predictable way -- mainly electronica and trip-hop, but with a touch of space rock and Brit-pop on the side -- may mean they're not innovators, but it does suggest that they are canny cultural watchers, and they turn out to be as adept in fusing all these elements together as they were in blending jangle pop and grunge. That may mean that Garden doesn't have the thrill of discovery anywhere in its grooves, but it's nevertheless well crafted and smartly performed. It also happens to boast the best set of songs that Kevin Griffin and company have yet written, even if there are a couple of tracks that sink under the weight of their own ambitions. Still, the new ambition in the music even if it isn't adventurous and the catchier, more emotional songwriting is enough to elevate How Does Your Garden Grow? to the status of Better Than Ezra's best album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/1998
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075596224727
  • Catalog Number: 62247
  • Sales rank: 222,167

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Je Ne M'En Souviens Pas (4:43)
  2. 2 One More Murder (4:39)
  3. 3 At the Stars (3:43)
  4. 4 Like It Like That (2:44)
  5. 5 Allison Foley (3:45)
  6. 6 Under You (4:56)
  7. 7 Live Again (4:24)
  8. 8 Happy Day Mama (3:22)
  9. 9 Pull (2:58)
  10. 10 Particle (6:04)
  11. 11 Beautiful Mistake (4:35)
  12. 12 Everything in 2's (3:47)
  13. 13 New Kind of Low: Low/Coma (5:17)
  14. 14 Waxing or Waning? (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Better Than Ezra Primary Artist
Karl Berger Strings, Vibes
Malcolm Burn Strings, Vibes
Brian Graber Trumpet
Travis Aaron McNabb Percussion, Drums, Beat Box, Optigan, VCS 3 Synthesizer
Mark Mullins Trombone
Tom Drummond Synthesizer, Bass, Pedals, VCS 3 Synthesizer
Anthony Dagrade Flute
James Arthur Payne Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Karl Berger Arranger
Robert Berry Sculpture
Malcolm Burn Producer, Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Jim De Barros Art Direction
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