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Monday, November 29, 2010

Blues Traveler - Four

Coming back off a holiday is always hard work. Waking up whenever you want to, not having any real responsibilities - it's nice. I listened to a TON of music over the holiday weekend, hopefully you guys did too. We come back today with Blues Traveler. I'm guessing that most of you are familiar enough with them. I mean, who didn't hear 'Run Around' back in the day? I chose this record specifically because it came out in the illustrious 1994 year and it's their best selling album at 6x platinum. For those who maybe don't know - these fellas are from New Jersey. Classifying them in a genre is pretty tough. They have a very jam band indie feel, with some blues and southern rock mixed in. Maybe a BNL or Dave Matthews kind of feel? That's the best I can do in terms of comparisons. But like I said, I think most of you know who they are. Their lead singer John Popper - he used to be something like 500 pounds and has dropped at least a couple hundred. He also is an avid collector of weapons, including owning a working American Civil War cannon. Seems like an interesting dude to get a beer with. Regardless, they make music - and that's why we're here. I used to be pretty into Blues Traveler. I believe I even went out and bought this album back in the day. If I still have it, no idea where it is. For as unique as their sound might have been back then - it's just not that unique today. It's still a cool vibe, and this cd certainly isn't's just for me, it's a little played out. I think I flat out played it too much as a kid. Listening to it again today, it's got some tracks that I'd still listen to, but not the mainstream ones. I'll still recommend those to you guys, as I think you could enjoy this one. Give it a go today.

1. Run-Around
2. Stand
3. Look Around
4. Fallible
5. Mountains Win Again, The
6. Freedom
7. Crash Burn
8. Price to Pay
9. Hook
10. Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The
11. Just Wait
12. Brother John

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Look Around
2. Fallible
3. Hook

3.5 out of 5 stars


  1. 'hook' is one of my favorite 90s songs. probably in my top 25 90s songs. maybe. i probably say that about alot of 90s songs.

    john popper: also guest starring on which metallica album? i know you know this already.

  2. Lyrically, I think Hook is one of their better songs ever.

    Duh. Garage Inc. One of my favorite songs of all time.

  3. yeah i already knew we agreed on that. you should review that album.

  4. One of these days....I know I've reviewed 'Load' and the 'Black Album' already.