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Collective Soul - Disciplined Breakdown | Album Review

August 3, 2021

Best known for their string of mid-90s hit singles that smoothed off the harder edges of what we once called alternative rock, Collective Soul returned in 1997 under difficult circumstances with Disciplined Breakdown. A legal battle with their ex-manager lead to a canceled tour and recording the record on their own. Thanks to Ed Roland's tenured history as a musician and songwriter, the band barely misses a step combining pop-friendly melodies with rock arrangements and sounds, even taking some unexpected detours that work ("Link") and don't work ("Full Circle").

 

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Precious Declaration

25:02 - Disciplined Breakdown

34:51 - Link

40:18 - Crowded Head

Outro - Listen

 

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