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Monday, November 8, 2010

Savage Garden - Self Titled

I'm in a rockin' good mood for it being a Monday. Took a trip down to West Lafayette to see the Wisconsin Badgers take care of Purdue - and watched the Packers destroy the Cowboys last night. Makes waking up on Monday a little easier. Speaking of mood though, the definition of mood music might be Savage Garden. Follower Ashley asked me to get to these guys - so here we go. The band consists of two men from Australia that started making music back in 1993 or so. This album was their first ever studio release in 1997. It couldn't have gone much better - as it sold a righteous 12x platinum down under and then a solid 7x here in the states. Really nice sales for a debut drop. All that success and love was very short lived, as the band decided to take a break in late 2000. At first, it was just a hiatus to start some solo projects - but in mid 2001 it was decided that they were done for good. Kind of a shame I suppose, as I'm a sucker for a good mood track. Everyone knows they've had a few solid hits over the years. I did my best to remove myself from any Savage Garden for the longest time. Why you ask? Because my sister used to play 'Truly Madly Deeply' OVER AND OVER AND OVER in the morning while getting ready for school. I was trying to sleep - and she's have it cranked to 11. I promise anyone can only hear that song 5 or 6 hundred times in a row before you want to commit a crime. Looking back on the track now, it's pretty good. This album as a whole is again, pretty good. Not great, but has its moments. Worth checking out today, especially if you're in that slow jams mode. Happy Monday!

1. To the Moon & Back
2. I Want You
3. Truly Madly Deeply
4. Tears of Pearls
5. Universe
6. Carry on Dancing
7. Violet
8. Break Me Shake Me
9. Thousand Words, A
10. Promises
11. Santa Monica

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Truly Madly Deeply
2. I Want You
3. Universe

3.25 out of 5 stars


  1. I didn't even realize this was the exact CD my mom had until I looked back at this post and said, "Let me see if we have this one." Sure enough she dose. LOVE YA MOM!!!

    Like your sister I remember playing 'Truly Madly Deeply' repeatedly myself. I love looking inside the CD booklet, and have loved doing so ever since I can remember. Reading this post again and thinking of the cover art post made me flip this one open. I don't know if you've seen it, but there's the front. Then the back has what looks like some sort of fruit in the middle of a barbed wire, twiggy, white and gray type deal. The inside looks like renaissance art work, go figure.

  2. I don't own this one - but I'm sure I can find someone that does. I'll have to take a peek at the artwork sometime. I'm a sucker for that stuff.