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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