Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Rialto (1998)

Bombastic Britpop, equal parts Oasis and The Verve.  Lots of orchestration.  They make a valiant attempt to get a Beatlesque sound, but the songwriting is weak and the production is rumbustious.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart

Tracks:  My favorite is Dream Another Dream (which has a fantastic hook); also good is Monday Morning 5:19.  You can guess from the titles which tracks on the album should be avoided: Quarantine, Love Like Semtex, The Underdogs, and Milk Of Amnesia.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: my friend Scott gave me my copy of this CD.  I had never heard of the band before then and I've never heard of them since.  I rarely listen to more than the first two tracks.

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