Drops Of Jupiter

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 113 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 113
  2. Negative: 13 out of 113

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  1. ALCOHOLIC
    Oct 7, 2001
    3
    IT PRETTY BAAAAAAAAAAAAD SUX
  2. ALCOHOLIC
    Oct 7, 2001
    3
    IT PRETTY BAAAAAAAAAAAAD SUX
  3. BenR.
    Sep 1, 2001
    2
    Vocals and structure are a direct ripoff of Black Crowes, giving them no points for originality in this formula constructed pop-rock album.
  4. PeterV
    Apr 2, 2003
    1
    Don't know about the rest of the album, but Drops of Jupiter is uncommonly bad. This is possibly the most blatant example of lyrics-by-numbers I have ever heard - "hey guys, let's write a song with the words 'moon', 'stars', 'rain', 'summer', 'spring' etc etc - that will pull in all the lost souls looking for Don't know about the rest of the album, but Drops of Jupiter is uncommonly bad. This is possibly the most blatant example of lyrics-by-numbers I have ever heard - "hey guys, let's write a song with the words 'moon', 'stars', 'rain', 'summer', 'spring' etc etc - that will pull in all the lost souls looking for 'spirituality'. This song is empty, meaningless drivel - if you want original angsty lyrics about REAL things like feelings, emotions, love etc, try any of these: Van Morrison (Astral Weeks, Into the Music), anything by Leonard Cohen, EARLY David Gray (the man has lost it lately), Joni Mitchell (Blue), Patty Smith (Horses), Nirvana, Marvin Gaye (What's Goin On), John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave (esp. his ballads) or Tom Waits. Don't just listen to the radio - OPEN UP TO MUSIC!! Expand
  5. JonS.
    Jul 28, 2001
    1
    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.
  6. AndyF.
    Sep 14, 2002
    3
    This album is powerfully mediocre, substandard pop rock. All these 9/10 user reviews sadden me.
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. 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.
  3. 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.