Drops Of Jupiter

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Q Magazine
    80
    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.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 144 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 104
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 104
  3. Negative: 6 out of 104
  1. RonR
    Jan 7, 2007
    10
    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 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. Full Review »
  2. BryanR
    Jul 13, 2006
    10
    The "Drops of Jupiter" Song will be the groups only one hit wonder years from now. It is definetly unuiqe and we never get tired of listening The "Drops of Jupiter" Song will be the groups only one hit wonder years from now. It is definetly unuiqe and we never get tired of listening to it. The rest of the group's music is a disappointment. We even tried to enjoy their other music and just couldn't find any enjoyment in it. I've heard neighborhood Garage Bands do better, But Drops of Jupiter has slight direct meaning to it in the lyrics, but surely demonstrates instructional poety straight from a poety classroom and has a unuiqe presentation, The Song Drops of Jupiter gets a 10, the rest of the groups material only a 1. This was our honest opinion. Full Review »
  3. BenC
    Jul 13, 2006
    10
    The Drops of Jupiter track has to be one of the most poetic unuiqe songs of the decade well structured with a great hook hard to shake super The Drops of Jupiter track has to be one of the most poetic unuiqe songs of the decade well structured with a great hook hard to shake super great song I rate this one a deserving 10. Full Review »