Loud Thinking: Challenging life, software, and media
Thursday, January 24, 2002 @ 23:37

Avoiding the singles trap

The singles trap almost had me. But I side-stepped it. I'm talking about the new Staind album. "It's Been A While" and "Outside" have been touring MTV much to my enjoyment. I love their mix of a dry voice, some-what original lyrics, interposed by a wee bit of electric guitar-slingering.

But beware, people of same thinking. It's a sheep in wolves clothing! I was right about ready to press buy when I glansed at my collection of dusty CDs bought of singles impressions. So I embarked on a quest to find a friend with a rip (life is too short to scour file-sharing services for full albums in decent quality).

Got the full album down in no time. Got majorly disappointet in no time. Most of the tracks takes Heavy Metal to a whole new scary place. The rest mixes the great sound of the two singles with the awful sound of the scary stuff.

Avoid!

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