Villains

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All Music Guide - Chris Woodstra
The Verve Pipe made their major-label debut under the direction of producer Jerry Harrison with Villains, recasting themselves in the inauspicious mold of a post-grunge act. On an initial listen, the album does little to distinguish itself from the masses, though patient revisiting reveals a band of more depth, with Brian Vander Ark's songwriting improving vastly over previous albums and more subtle aspects, like the tasteful organic keyboard arrangements, actually adding texture and dimension to the sound. The band seemed to acknowledge the misstep by re-recording yet again "The Freshmen" for single release and subsequent pressings, which ultimately earned them their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Woodstra
The Verve Pipe made their major-label debut under the direction of producer Jerry Harrison with Villains, recasting themselves in the inauspicious mold of a post-grunge act. On an initial listen, the album does little to distinguish itself from the masses, though patient revisiting reveals a band of more depth, with Brian Vander Ark's songwriting improving vastly over previous albums and more subtle aspects, like the tasteful organic keyboard arrangements, actually adding texture and dimension to the sound. The band seemed to acknowledge the misstep by re-recording yet again "The Freshmen" for single release and subsequent pressings, which ultimately earned them their first national hit.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1996
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 078636680927
  • Catalog Number: 66809
  • Sales rank: 159,253

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Barely (If at All) (3:45)
  2. 2 Drive You Mild (3:02)
  3. 3 Villains (4:42)
  4. 4 Reverend Girl (4:27)
  5. 5 Cup of Tea (4:26)
  6. 6 Myself (4:47)
  7. 7 The Freshmen (4:30)
  8. 8 Photograph (4:55)
  9. 9 Ominous Man (4:21)
  10. 10 Real (1:53)
  11. 11 Penny Is Poison (3:29)
  12. 12 Cattle (3:45)
  13. 13 Veneer (5:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Verve Pipe Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Donny Brown Drums, Background Vocals
Doug Corella Percussion, Keyboards
A.J. Dunning Guitar, Background Vocals
Brian Vander Ark Guitar, Vocals
Brad Vander Ark Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Jerry Harrison Producer
Karl Derfler Engineer
Donny Brown Contributor
Doug Corella Contributor
A.J. Dunning Contributor
Brian Vander Ark Composer, Contributor
Brad Vander Ark Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Freshmen

    I absoultly love the song "the freshmen" it is my favorite song...have it on my mp3 player!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not just Freshmen

    If you are looking at this album for the song "the freshmen" then this review isnt for you. This album is one of the most overlooked, well put together album of its era of rock. "The Freshmen" is probably the worst song on the album. They just dont make em like this one anymore, and thats a shame

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the verve pipe rule

    these guy are the best i love there song '' THE FRESHMEN'' u guys really should really listen to it

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