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All Music Guide - Brian O'Neill
Taproot's sophomore disc replaces the Korn worship of the band's debut with a much more melodic replication of post-grunge Alice in Chains idolatry down to the muted minor-key harmonized choruses that appear on every song and practically with every verse, for that matter. Vocalist Stephen Richards does shriek a bit more than Layne Staley ever did, and Welcome offers some ideas that would have been out of place in 1993 Seattle, but they're not much different than what could be found on 2003 rock radio -- a bit of Tool melodrama here, a dash of Staind's acoustic-flavored melodrama there. The fact that the group tried to do something different for them is notable but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Brian O'Neill
Taproot's sophomore disc replaces the Korn worship of the band's debut with a much more melodic replication of post-grunge Alice in Chains idolatry down to the muted minor-key harmonized choruses that appear on every song and practically with every verse, for that matter. Vocalist Stephen Richards does shriek a bit more than Layne Staley ever did, and Welcome offers some ideas that would have been out of place in 1993 Seattle, but they're not much different than what could be found on 2003 rock radio -- a bit of Tool melodrama here, a dash of Staind's acoustic-flavored melodrama there. The fact that the group tried to do something different for them is notable but severely mitigated by the fact that they didn't do much different for anyone else. Even though a few tracks, such as lead cut "Mine," will evoke a Pavlovian reaction due to the familiarity involved, that's not nearly enough to save Welcome from being average and nothing more.
Rolling Stone - Robert Cherry
Welcome marks a self-preserving transition from new metal to art metal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/2002
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678356124
  • Catalog Number: 83561
  • Sales rank: 112,275

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mine (3:49)
  2. 2 Poem (3:09)
  3. 3 Everything (3:26)
  4. 4 Art (4:42)
  5. 5 Myself (3:47)
  6. 6 When (4:04)
  7. 7 Fault (3:19)
  8. 8 Sumtimes (4:29)
  9. 9 Breathe (4:17)
  10. 10 Like (4:38)
  11. 11 Dreams (3:43)
  12. 12 Time (3:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Taproot Primary Artist
Stephen Richards Guitar, Vocals
Mike DeWolf Guitar
Jarrod Montague Drums
Technical Credits
Toby Wright Producer, Engineer
Jeff Turzo Digital Programming
Elliott Blakey Engineer
Taproot Art Direction
Christina Dittmar Art Direction
David Benveniste Executive Producer
Tom Baker Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mr. All Music Guide has no clue what he is talking about!!

    This is one of my very favorite CD's. The band & their sound has matured much since "Gift" and this CD shows every bit of it. The songs are deep and emotional & I could swear that Stephen was in my head when he wrote several of them! I have been listening to this CD pretty much non-stop for a month + now and havent even begun to get tired of it! GO GET IT NOW!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gift was great, this is even....

    Gift was great, this is even better! Wow! What a muscially outstanding transition from their debut CD, Gift. Welcome has all the anger and fury as Gift but taken to the next level of intensity. Hard, Angry, Loud and Emotionally driven. Do not pass this up, and don't forget the CD, Gift. Now in stores!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    cd of the year

    i had heard taproot's music prior to this from gift, but this record is the best. i listened to it everyday for a week. the lyrics are deep and show true pain, but can also be related to. it's a cd i can listen to over and over and over again, and never get tired of it. track 10 is a standout.

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