Ursa Major - Third Eye Blind
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the alternative rock band from San Francisco is its first album since being dropped by Atlantic Records (which had taken over Elektra's roster of bands).
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jenkins instead comes on like he never left the scene. In fact, with its pulsating rhythms and crisp guitar fuzz, the new record actually does a better job of extending the band's early work than did its lukewarm previous effort, "Out of the Vein."
  2. Treat Ursa Major as an EP, forgetting the second half.
  3. Ursa Major isn't Third Eye Blind's crowning jewel, but it's a welcome return to form after such a lengthy hiatus
  4. The formula is dependable and timeworn but ultimately successful, as Third Eye Blind follows the paint-by-numbers blueprint with stunning efficiency.
  5. Dotted with spry little riffs and Jenkins' pseudo raps, Ursa Major is a slick but heartfelt disc that packs pleasure even if you're not Nineties-nostalgic.
  6. Third Eye Blind's fourth album and first since 2003--shows that frontman Stephan Jenkins' way with a hook has dimmed little since the band's mid-'90s heyday. The clunky lyrics are another thing.
  7. One can’t help wish for less social commentary, and more hands-in-the-air/ feet-in-the-moshpit bangers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Oct 12, 2010
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    This album sucked. Sorry to be frank but I don't own TEB anything. I loved their other albums but this one just sucked. Stephen needs to stop smoking and doing drugs and get cleaned up. Expand

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