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  • Summary: This is the major-label debut for the San Francisco adult alternative band.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Singer Pat Monahan has a Michael Stipe-esque voice: part whine part sneer, but with an added dollop of believeable pathos. On this second album, his four colleagues concoct intriguing backdrops... [#180, p.112]
  2. These five regular San Francisco joes know a thing or two about the kind of midtempo, acoustic-based rock that makes for a smooth, radio-ready ride.
  3. Not only do many of the tunes have a similar feel, but Monahan, whose dusty vocals put the band on the map with the hit single "Meet Virginia" in 1999, is regularly drowned out by the soaring guitars and effects.
  4. 50
    Like Collective Soul, Vertical Horizon, and Matchbox Twenty before them, Train is a fairly faceless, generic rock band that writes straight-ahead, sing-along tunes. As a result, some of the songs on this, their second album, will make some people happy -- and other people just sleepy.
  5. Train is a classic rock wannabe band in the mold of Counting Crows.
  6. "She's On Fire," the opener from San Francisco-based Train's second release, promises a solid if not memorable rock 'n' roll effort. Unfortunately, penning this catchy and muscular rocker seems to have sapped the boys' creative well.
  7. The music fails to gain any momentum until track seven, and by then, Train's lucky the listener's still spinning the CD.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 104
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 104
  3. Negative: 6 out of 104
  1. CarlyC.
    Sep 21, 2001
    drops of jupiter is the best song ever
  2. CarlyJ.
    Jun 14, 2001
    I absolutely love this album. It has an awesome sound and incedible lyrics. rock on!
  3. RonR
    Jan 7, 2007
    Drops of Jupiter is to me unique because of its poetic and sometimes quirky lyrics, and the symphonic rock touch it has thanks to the heavy strings and piano arrangements. Unfortunately, the same effort has not been put in all the other songs, that all miss originality in tune (except for Meet Virginia) and lyrics. Looks like the producer could not find the energy to raise the quality after he put in the effort for Drops of Jupiter. Hopefully, a more talented band will be inspired by the Drops. Expand
  4. CaitH.
    Nov 9, 2001
    I love this album, and everytime Drops of Jupiter comes on, I get soooo excited!!!!
  5. sonyat
    May 10, 2004
    "Drops of jupiter," How many years later, and still this has to be one of my favourite songs."It still gives me shivers up and down my spine, everytime I listen to it." "Calling all angels was another beautiful song, that took me to another place in time." I can't wait until your next release, as I'm sick and tied of the music thats being played today.!!!!! Expand
  6. DafEds
    Dec 5, 2005
    Aweseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemmmmmmmmme is the only thing to describe this album i loved it
  7. JonS.
    Jul 28, 2001
    The album gets one point for not being completely atonal. There is nothing on this record that hasn't been done before. For once, the critics are right. Expand

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