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Drops of Jupiter

Alternative Rock, Pop, and Rock album by Train

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Really great cd that grows on you.

  • Aug 15, 2001
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+3
I give this cd a rating of 4.5 stars, actually. I usually reserve 5 stars for cds I have had for years.

I bought this cd a few months back without having heard anything about Train or having heard any of their music before. Amazon recommended it when I purchased David Grey's "Lost Songs" and desperate for new music, I purchased it on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived.

I admit, at first it wasn't my favorite. It was catchy, but not amazing. But like all really good cds, it grows on you each time you listen to it. Months later, this album is stuck in my cd player, and even though I have heard it over and over, I'm not sick of it. For me, that's the mark of a great cd. Every time I hear it, I find something new to love about it.

I would describe Train as really great musicians who know how to write complex pop songs. I have been craving guitars combined with great songwriting lately, and they fill that. Lately, the music scene has been packed with either teen groups or rap/metal hybrids, and neither does anything for me. I'm grateful this cd is doing so well and has been so well received- it means that there is hope for the future of music.

Standout songs are "I Wish You Would", "It's About You", and "Respect". The song "Drops of Jupiter" is stunning, as well.

If you are debating this purchase, buy it. All the songs stand up to each other, and are really impressive. This is *not* an album where the single is really the only good thing on it. The rest of the album is excellent, as well.

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review by . November 10, 2005
Like many reviewers, I can truly appreciate the title track, Drops of Jupiter. Great vocals, super keyboards and heart felt lyrics make this song(not CD) a true winner.      The rest of the CD just sounds like run of the mill pop that is here today gone tommorow. She's On Fire, Its About You, Missisippi, and Let It Roll On are semi-memorable tunes with a few good harmonies thrown in for good measure.      Otherwise this group sounds like they are merely …
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In 1999, Train came out of nowhere with the single "Meet Virginia" and soon after found themselves the proverbial overnight success. The San Francisco band with a penchant for the Southern jam could very easily be one of those acts that fade from memory after a lone hit. But the follow-upDrops of Jupitermakes that misfortune highly unlikely. The band employs tools of the roots-rock trade--mandolin, harmonica, bongos, and crisp acoustic guitar--to evoke that sort of "everything's gonna be all right" sentiment common in so many great pop rock songs. But this isn't a band that relies solely on its precursors for inspiration. These accomplished musicians never overplay, and understand the value of a well-placed synthesized accent or guitar effect. On tracks like "I Wish You Would," they command a plugged-in assertion that lends an inspiring jolt to their acoustic instrumentation. The title track is the album's epicenter. With swelling strings and chorded piano melody, the song sounds as if it were lifted from some lost tapes of Elton John'sMadman Across the Water. It sweeps you up in an irresistible top-of-the-lungs sing-along and becomes the reference point for the rest of the album. Radio-friendly rock bands these days tend to be virtually indistinguishable from one another, but Train breaks from the crowd, charging full steam ahead.--Beth Massa
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Label: Sony
Artist: Train
Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Release Date: March 27, 2001
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