Disciplined Breakdown has to be one of only a handful of records inspired by a songwriter's breakup with his manager, but despite its origins, the album is another smartly assembled arena rock collection from Collective Soul. Ed Roland knows how to co-opt contemporary alternative rock trends and refashion them into hard-rocking anthems, as evidenced by the first single, "Precious Declaration." He still has a problem coming up with a consistent set of songs, but Disciplined Breakdown is nearly as slickly entertaining as Collective Soul's eponymous second album, and its best moments indicate that Roland is beginning to develop a distinctive hard rock style of his own.
Performance CreditsCollective Soul Primary Artist
Luis Enrique Percussion
Ed Roland Guitar,Vocals
Mike Childers Organ,Background Vocals,Clavinet
Will Turpin Bass
Dean Roland Rhythm Guitar
Ross Childress Guitar
Shane Evans Drums
Technical CreditsMemphis Horns Horn Arrangements
Greg Archilla Engineer
Ed Roland Producer,Engineer
Larry Freemantle Art Direction
Mike Childers Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Collective Soul's third collection is a worthy addition to one's music archive, but in some ways it seems transitional. The musical style is maturing, but beyond the opening song ''Precious Declaration'' and the title track, the songs do not stand out as brightly as the self-titled preceeding album.
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Of all the csoul albums this is definately my favorite. It is a must-own for any fan.