I must admit, I hadn’t heard of Train until the beginning of February this year, however as soon as I pressed play, I was hooked – and that rarely happens these days.
She’s On Fire opens the album with great passion, which continues through I Wish You Would and Drops of Jupiter.
The album, given to the world in 2001, continues with Its About You which, in my opinion, is more of an ‘album filler’ than a song, but Hopeless soon picks the sound up. Later, Whipping Boy has that catchy chorus that begs a listen, but what’s more important, is how the lyrics in the entire album fit the music perfectly, you feel the story and that’s what’s so special here.
Mississippi closes the album in a mellow, softer song that despite minimal vocals expresses really strong emotions which is somewhat difficult but Train pull this off with great ease. It’s so peaceful its wonderful, I love it.
When I began writing this review, I initially gave the album 4/5 rating but after listening to the album once again, it had to be promoted. It’s beautifully composed and I hope you see why too. Back in February, I was genuinely surprised that I hadn’t heard it before and it still frustrates me how I couldn’t pick it up sooner.
|Release Name:||Drops of Jupiter|
|Date:||2001, March 27th|