Sugar Rayby Sugar Ray
Two years after using 14:59 to tweak folks who insisted they were destined for 15 minutes of fame, Mark McGrath and company have returned -- a little more grown up, a little mellower, but just as adroit at creating sweet melodies that stick in the head after just a single listen. This self-titled disc is a departure in a lot of ways. The party-boy persona that McGrath has flaunted for much of the band's career has been (at least temporarily) retired, and in its place is a guy who's longing to be loved, as evidenced by both the surprisingly gritty "Waiting" and the Philly soul homage "Ours." Fans of the edgier sound the band espoused on, say, Lemonade & Brownies will find the pickings somewhat slim, although "Under the Sun" does allow the band's inspired guitarist, Rodney Sheppard, to let loose. But those who've developed a sweet tooth for Sugar Ray's irresistible singles will no doubt revel in the lilting tones of mini-dramas like "Answer the Phone" and "Stay On" (which features a cameo from 311's Nick Hexum). Light and airy, sure, but those summer breezes sure can make you feel fine.
- Release Date:
- Atlantic Uk
- Answer the Phone
- When It's Over
- Under the Sun
- Sorry Now
- Stay On
- Words to Me
- Just a Little
Performance CreditsSugar Ray Primary Artist
Nicholas Hexum Vocals
Greg Kurstin Keyboards
Jay Dee Maness Pedal Steel Guitar
John "Juke" Logan Harmonica
Emmanuel Dean Keyboards
DJ Homicide Band
Dave Holdredge Guitar
William Francis Guitar
Mark McGrath Band
Murphy Karges Band
Rodney Sheppard Band
Technical CreditsDon Gilmore Producer,Engineer
David Kahne Programming,Producer
Ralph Sall Producer
Eddie Miller & His Orchestra Engineer
Larry Freemantle Art Direction
John Ewing Engineer
Eddie Miller Engineer
Steve Gallagher Engineer
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They have blown my mind again with this hit record. A song on the cd ''When it's over'' is a great song. If they make a CD like that again they will blow past number 1 on the pop charts.
Big Johnson, before you critique someone's review for grammar and puncutation, you should check your own. You neglected to set off ''a fat guy'' with commas; it is an appositive clause. Also, it is improper to use an ''s'' on the end of ''writing'' and ''kind''; they are already in the plural form. In addition, a comma is always used after a conjuntion that separates two independent clauses. In this case, I am referring to your last set of sentences concerning HIS crediblity. How about yours? And does it really make his opinion any less valid because he had a few technical errors? Is YOUR opinion any less valid? The main purpose of writing reviews is to share people's likes and dislikes about music and books--not grade their writing as if they were in English class.
Jack, the fat guy needs to proofread his writings before he posts them to the Internet. It hurts his credibility and makes you wonder what kinds of people are listening to Sugar Ray.
This cd was superely the Best they have mad with their new sound!
The new self-titled cd by Sugar Ray is awesome! Every single song on the cd sounds like it can be heard on the radio someday. ''When It's Over'', the current single, displays the band's trademark beach-like sound. This cd ranges musically. For instance, ''Disasterpiece'' is like a tribute to the Rolling Stones, and ''Just A Little'' has a little country style. There is something for everyone on this record. If you are thinking about buying it, you definitely should because it is worth the price and more!
its the best i love SUGAR RAY!ahhhh!Answer the phone is the best song to me on the album so i think that all the songs are great so get up get up (#9) buy it!
Big Johnson, once you are perfect in this world you can go around harassing those under you. He missed one key, give the guy a break.
This album follows in the footsteps of past Sugar Ray albums, and is terrific. It has many different styles of music in it, and it is all extremely addictive and you'll love it! Check out the band's site at http://www.sugarray.com for everything concerning the band and this new album. And add this album to your collection as soon as possible!!!