Album Reviews

Photo

Train

My Private Nation  Hear it Now

RS: 1of 5 Stars Average User Rating: 4of 5 Stars

2003

Play View Train's page on Rhapsody

Radio-ready, professional and utterly dull, Train are a roots-rock band only a corporate accountant could love. Their musical influences sound fifth-hand -- distilled Matchbox Twenty, Black Crowes and Deep Blue Something -- and singer Pat Monahan seems like he's boring even himself. The band is surrounded by classy people such as producer Brendan O'Brien, who has made much better records with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Rage Against the Machine. (Unfortunately, his résumé also includes Train's double-platinum Drops of Jupiter.) The up-tempo songs are worse than the ballads, and the attempts at lyrical sass are even worse than the sentimental cliches. The pop-culture references to Patrick Swayze and Courtney Love (which rhyme with "lazy" and "of," respectively), fall flat, like the guy in the next cubicle who's still saying "Talk to the hand," for some reason.

GAVIN EDWARDS
(RS 925, June 26, 2003)



(Posted: Jun 2, 2003)

Del.icio.us Icon Photo Add to Del.icio.us   digg Photo DiggThis  

Advertisement

Advertisement


How to Play This Album
  • Click the play button.

  • Register or enter your username and password.

  • Let the music play!

No commitment.
It's FREE.

 

Review 1 of 1

Hachiko writes:

4of 5 Stars

Gavin's review is in terrible taste. That's all you need to know.

Sep 26, 2007 14:40:17

Off Topic Report Abuse

Previous Next

 

 


Advertisement