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  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, American Trad Rock
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Apr 19, 2012
    A set of tightly crafted, richly arranged pop songs.
  2. Apr 24, 2012
    It's all catchy enough to keep you listening, slack-jawed.
  3. Apr 19, 2012
    There's nothing preventing them from indulging in the silliest rhymes, baffling name-drops, nagging hooks, and earworm melodies.
  4. Apr 19, 2012
    California 37's peculiar teenage stance offers as many toe-curling moments as it does pleasant surprises.
  5. Apr 19, 2012
    California 37 resides gladly in "Hey, Soul Sister's" shadow, full of equally goofy songs, some more so.
  6. Apr 19, 2012
    California 37 erases Train's original identity, simply leaving us with a train wreck.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 17, 2013
    I bought this CD because it was on sale. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least that I enjoyed such a mainstream band as much especially since I didn't like Tell Me from a few years back. I absolutely loved this CD. There is a great variety of the type of songs. They are pretty much all great in my opinion and don't include mediocre 'CD FIller' songs. Expand
  2. Sep 17, 2012
    California 37 is more "pop" than any of their previous releases. The album is rather happy-sounding, which rightfully starts with "This Will Be My Year", an upbeat song that inspires listeners to anticipate all the good things to come. The album tracks are full of witty pop cultural references, wrapped in catchy tunes. "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" is a brassy break-up anthem whose intro dubiously resembles the score of "The Phantom of the Opera". "Bruises" is a duet with Ashley Monroe, set in a reunion between two high school friends, which is meant to bring nostalgia to every listener. Other great tracks include "You Can Finally Meet My Mom", "Mermaid", and the title track, "California 37". Expand
  3. Dec 30, 2013
    It's not bad for the most part. I feel it is a little different for Train but what they tried wasn't god awful. It was actually pretty good. I just hope they touch base with their roots later. Expand
  4. HMW
    Apr 19, 2012
    Got this yesterday for my birthday, its pretty good. My favorite songs are Drive By, Sing Together, and Mermaid, all the other songs are good as well. If you are a person who will compare it to their other awesome albums, you probably won't like it, but if you have a open mind, you'll love it! Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2012
    Train were always a very interesting band. Their music is by far different from what you would occasionally hear these days. The real magic in their music can't really be explained in full. California 37 may not be their best work to date, but it sure is one worth sitting down and listening to. It doesn't really bring Train back to it's roots, but this new sound, which tends to mix in a variety of Alternative sub-genres and brings in plenty more instruments than a normal song, makes the album worthwhile. Expand
  6. May 26, 2012
    Train on their latest album - "California 37" did not give any interesting or distinctive compositions, so that they can take place of "Hey, Soul Sister". Tracks are hardly interesting mix of pop and rock, also with some elements of folk and country motifs. Carefree songs will only interest fans of the artist, the rest can let it go. Expand