Train, Save Me San Fransisco, 2009
When discussing their hit album Drops Of Jupiter, I asked myself if they would have made more albums. So when I stumbled upon this one I did not hesitate and bought it. I already mentioned they can write beautiful songs that ooze melancholy, but did I mention they can rock as well? Well they do! Just check tracks like Parachute, If It’s Love, You Already Know or the title track. A track like I Got You has a fun groove, with a funky bass line in the verses. This Ain’t Goodbye is a quieter piece, with fitting orchestrations. A feature also familiar from that 2001 album and found on more parts.
It will be hard to resist the vocal melodies on this album, great delivery by Pat Monahan.
And with Hey Soul Sister they have another hit song. Not that this is the way to measure a CD by, but it just goes to show they have staying power.
Again an album that took me by surprise. So if you are not afraid of some quality pop music with the occasional rocking moments, than go check this out. Worth it!