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fear

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Walk On The Ocean
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Is It For Me
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Butterflies
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Nightingale Song
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Hold Her Down
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Pray Your Gods
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Before You Were Born
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Something To Say
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In My Ear
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All I Want
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Stories I Tell
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I Will Not Take These Things For Granted
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 46:35

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didn't care much for them back then

DigitalHobo

but listening to this now is surprising. They wrote some great songs, and I just LOVE the guitar tones here. Don't believe me? Check out Stories I Tell. The sample doesn't get the good bits, though, so you'll have to DL it.

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Love It

TweezerMan

I missed out on "Toad" in the 90s and only got interested in them quite recently. I think "fear" is an exceptional album with fine songs, strong performances and diverse arrangements. Am very happy to have made their acquaintance.

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memories...

amberosia13

of college in the early 90s. My first R.A. turned me on to them and i got to see them live at app state. i still love them. timeless.

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They Say All Music Guide

Not only did Fear yield the Top 40 breakthrough hit “All I Want,” but it also marked the emergence of a more refined Toad the Wet Sprocket. A far cry from their jangle pop, garage band sound of old, this album is full of smart and catchy pop/rock songs brought to life by four great musicians. Be it a tale of boyhood mischief (“Is It for Me”) or a question of faith (“Pray Your Gods”), Glen Phillips shows himself to be one of the most literate and complex singer/songwriters around, layers of hidden subtext pouring from both his pen and voice. In fact, one of the finest lines ever found in a fare-thee-well song appears in “In My Ear”: “Never meant half of the things that I said to you. So you know, there’s a half that might be true.” Enough said. The rest of the quartet — drummer Randy Guss, bassist/keyboardist Dean Dinning, and guitarist Todd Nichols — have merged together musically, defining what it really means to be a band. Their juxtaposition of accordions and mandolins against hard-hitting electric guitars amplifies the blend of ease and urgency that plays out from song to song, from the acoustic meandering of “Walk on the Ocean” to the aggressive commentary on rape in “Hold Her Down.” The last tune, “I Will Not Take These Things for Granted,” could have easily fallen into the abyss of cliché, but in Phillips’ hands, it stands as a humble and poignant tribute to life’s riches. With not a single weak song, wonderfully engaging performances, and amazing sonic precision, Fear is a wonderful welcome into the house of Toad. – Kelly McCartney

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