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Youth album cover
Better Now
There's A Way
How Do You Love
Feels Like (It Feels Alright)
Perfect To Stay
Counting The Days
Under Heaven's Skies
General Attitude
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 37:47

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No innovation here, just predictable rhythms and run-of-the-mill melodies. This is bland just side of pop mass market music that misses the mark.

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Best Collective Soul CD!


This cd is great from start to finish - the group has out done itself! Nice cover, too!

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best rock/pop music


I've loved every collective soul album and this one is great, too.

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Download it all !!


Just came back to my saved list to listen to this one again, and had to get the whole thing!! It truly is a solid album... I wasn't even a huge CS fan before this but I really like this a lot.

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Happy music!


I put these songs on whenever I need to feel good. Not the deepest or most complex music, but sometimes you just need a driving beat and easy lyrics to sing along with!

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Collective Soul ROCKS!


I had never even bothered searching for CS on here because I thought they were too famous and cool to be on eMusic... no offense, eMusic... that's just how it goes. After all, CS is on some current and popular soundtracks like "Twilight" and they're my favourite band, so I just didn't think I'd be that lucky. Downloaded almost all the tracks. They're so easy to listen to... like hard rock and ballads combined.

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If this one doesn't make you smile and get your body moving, then you're either on anti-depressants or should be. Very good rock n roll, with lots of hooks and an infectious optimism all too rare nowadays. Whenever one any one of the songs from the album comes up in my queue, it stands out. I love it.

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Smile, and the world thinks you're an idiot


"Gloom" is so fashionable in the indie world that it becomes its own cliche. Pop rock is so glib that it too becomes its own cliche. So howzabout some pop rock that's neither gloomy nor glib? It's muscular geetar rock and roll that's perfectly happy being happy, with hooks galore. But are you ever going to hear this on the radio? No. On TV? No. NPR? XM? Soma? The 17 dots radio show? No, no, no, no. Well waddya know? Hooky geetar rock is all obscure now. The kids, the grown-ups and the hipsters all turn their noses up at it. Turns out that mainstream is the new indie, bro. Rock. Roll. Smile.

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More of the Same...Good!


This is another rockin' album from Collective Soul....if you like Collective Soul, then you'll like this album.

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Good solid effort!


I gave this a four because there are some really good tracks on this CD but also some OK tracks. Tracks 2, 8, and 10 really shine.

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Well, this is a weird one. Collective Soul parted ways with their longtime record label, Atlantic, following the release of the 2001 hits collection 7even Year Itch, and it took them three years to deliver a new album, which meant there was a gap of four years separating their last proper studio album, 2000′s Blender, and its 2004 follow-up, Youth. Freed from the pressures of a big record label and the constraints of post-grunge modern rock radio, the band seized the opportunity to reinvent itself. While they still retain some of their essential DNA, especially when they delve into ballads like “How Do You Love,” they restyle themselves in fuzzy, shiny glam threads, sounding like a weird cross between David Bowie and INXS (and on “Feels Like (It Feels Alright),” Roland recalls nothing less than Peter Murphy in his vocals). Since Collective Soul are natives of the American South, they favor big riffs ready for big arenas to slinky T. Rex grooves, and since they once had big hits on the radio, they still favor big, glossy productions, but Youth still comes across as a stylized, somewhat modernized spin on heavy glam rock. It sounds a little bit like a streamlined, stateside Spacehog, which means that it doesn’t necessarily sound hip, or like something that the “youth” of the album’s title would dig, and it’s not necessarily something that fans of their big ballads like “December” and “The World I Know” would like, either. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad record. Far from it, actually. While the ballads are still a little too saccharine, there aren’t many of them, and the rest of the record is fizzy, outsized, hooky, trashy fun. Anybody who considered Stone Temple Pilots a guilty pleasure, or thought that “Gel” was far and away Collective Soul’s best song, should check this out — it doesn’t sound much like anything that the band has done before, or like anything that’s on modern rock radio, but it’s easily one of band’s best records. It’s a Collective Soul album for people who don’t like Collective Soul. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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