Blind Melon - Soup (1995)

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Blind Melon - Soup (1995)

Blind Melon - Soup (1995)
Genre: Alternative Rock | Mp3 | 320Kbps | 106MB | RS

Soup is opened with an offbeat horn and vocal intro that segues into the outstanding "Galaxie". This song is fast paced but with melodies to die for. Another highlight is "Vernie", a touching tribute to Shannon Hoon's grandmother set to a mellow, almost psychadelic musical backdrop. "Toes Across the Floor" is probably my favorite song from Soup, if not my favorite Blind Melon song of all time. Dark, brooding verses explode into a screaming chorus that perfectly represents the hopelessness of Hoon's addictions. "St. Andrew's Fall" is another benchmark in quality and it's probably the most complicated Blind Melon song, consisting of three very distinct sections that stir up many emotions, good and bad. "New Life" is the album's most heart-wrenching song, with Shannon singing the line "when I'm looking into the eyes of our own baby will it bring new life into me?". Shannon was a great person, someone hopelessly addicted. He wanted badly to be a father, but the grip of addiction was too strong and he is missed. "Mouthful of Cavities" is the album's last highlight, the song that sparked my love for the music of Blind Melon with its acoustic guitar and vocal interplay between Shannon and a girl named Jena Kraus.

In truth, I could rave about every song contained within this disc; there is no filler and every song is well written and well performed. Sometimes when listening to Soup I shudder when I think of what Blind Melon could have accomplished. To the few Blind Melon die-hards, this album is a classic. To those who know of Blind Melon only through the "No Rain" video: there is much more to this band. This is a classic album of the 1990s and should be in every self respecting alternative/rock fans collection.

Track Listing:

1. Galaxie (Contains Hidden Track "Hello, Goodbye") 3:31
2. 2 X 4 4:00
3. Vernie 3:15
4. Skinned 1:57
5. Toes Across The Floor 3:07
6. Walk 2:47
7. Dumptruck 3:40
8. Car Seat (God's Presents) 2:43
9. Wilt 2:29
10. The Duke 3:36
11. St. Andrew's Fall 4:11
12. New Life 3:35
13. Mouthful Of Cavities 3:34
14. Lemonade 3:37


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