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Jangly guitars, good-time riffs, and frontman Darius Rucker’s gruff growl combine for an easygoing, laidback collection of lightly Southern-fried pop. Upbeat tracks like “Only Wanna Be with You” and “Running from an Angel” bring together gentle grooves with lovelorn lyrics, while ballads like the anthemic “Hold My Hand” and the wistful “Not Even the Trees” showcase Rucker’s emotional range. A little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll, Cracked Rear View has fun even when it’s dealing with serious matters of the heart.

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Ahhhhh childhood…..

I'll never forget where I was the first time I heard 'Time'. My parents had just recently gotten divorced and I was 5 years old. My dad had heard some of their music on the radio and wanted to buy the CD. One night, I was leaving his house to go back to my moms and he popped in a CD. That was the day that I got into music. Shortly after, my Dad gave me this album and bought himself another copy.
That was ALL the way back in 1995/1996.
All these years I've grown up, this album only gets better with age. I still have the original CD in my car. I listen to it all the time. Its no wonder I haven't worn it down yet! Truly good music here. This album pretty much covers every emotion I ever felt. I grew up with this album. Hard to believe we're closing in on the 20th anniversary of this album.
Either way, this album holds a pretty special place in my life. Glad it was my 'first'.

One of the best

This album has and will still remain the lone musical representative of the culture of the Carolinas. South carolina that is.

The first album is still the best!

What can I say? This is still by far the best Hootie & The Blowfish album, they have never been able to top it! Ever since this album came out I have been waiting for them to release another album that is just as good or even better, but alas it has not happened. Now don't get me wrong, there are some great songs on their other albums, but only one or two per album, sometimes three. However, as I said before, this album is full of great songs! "Hannah Jane", "Hold My Hand", "Let Her Cry", "Only Wanna Be With You", "I'm Goin' Home", "Drowning", and "Time" are all masterpieces!


Formed: 1989 in Columbia, SC

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

For a short time, Hootie & the Blowfish was the most popular band in America. Grunge music ruled the airwaves during the mid-'90s, but Hootie played a mainstream pop variation of blues-rock, and their easy-going sound netted them a string of Top 40 hits. Formed at the University of South Carolina, the group featured lead vocalist/guitarist Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, and Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, and the band's name referred to two mutual friends (not Rucker and the group itself). Cracked...
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Cracked Rear View, Hootie & The Blowfish
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Rock, Adult Alternative, American Trad Rock, Jam Bands
  • Released: Jul 01, 1994

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