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Collected 1996-2005

The Wallflowers

Collected 1996-2005

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  • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.

Type: Compilation

Sampling: 44,1 kHz

Source: CD

Tracks: 16

Language: English

Total size: 161.70 Mb

Year: 2009

Total price: $1.92


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05:17
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2
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05:41
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3
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05:01
11.5 Mb
4
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03:51
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04:50
11.09 Mb
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04:33
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03:40
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03:32
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05:02
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03:58
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11
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04:14
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12
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03:19
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13
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04:03
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14
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04:48
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15
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04:16
9.76 Mb


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The Wallflowers have gone through numerous lineup changes, with Jakob Dylan, soon of folk music legend Bob Dylan, always at the core. This collection is evidence that no matter what lineup is used, the main tilt of the band never changes. And that isn't necessarily a good thing.

The Wallflowers hit their high point in 1996, with their second album, "Bringing Down the Horse". It produced for of the hits found here, including "The Difference", "Three Marlenas", "6th Avenue Heartache" and their biggest hit, reaching number one on the mainstream rock tracks, "One Headlight". The writing on the last song in particular was exceptional, showing lots of promise for the future. Dylan's writing has always been generally good, but it has never really evolved. There isn't much difference between a Wallflowers song now and one then. There is a folk-rock feel with a twinge of indie rock, some fairly decent lyrics, but nothing to really grab you.

It's unfair but also inevitable to compare Jakob Dylan to his father; just ask Julian Lennon. Following one of the greatest songwriters of all time is impossible. If you can get past that, you have an OK band that is practically a one hit wonder. Since their big album, there have been lots of lineup changes, but the direction not sound ever changed. In order for this band to really catch my interest again, something side from the name of the drummer will need to change. Three is talent here, so I hope he can figure out what is takes. But until then, this collection is really all that you need. It feels less like a greatest hits collection and more like an individual album; two or three strong tracks, and a dozen hit or miss backing tracks. If you already have those two or three tracks, you don't need to bother with this, but if not, maybe you'll find it more interesting than I did. And that is the point, there is really nothing bad here, just nothing really interesting.

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