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Ganging Up On the Sun

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As the first reviewer, let me begin by saying that this album is as good (maybe better) than any previous Guster studio disc. With all the controversy about the "new" sound (less acoustics and bongos), I was a bit skeptical when I received this CD in the mail. After listening straight through four or five times, though, GUotS has already grown on me. It definitely sounds like a maturation of the Guster we all know and love, and there are still acoustics ("Satellite") and bongos ("") here, just not as much as on other albums. They still have the unique vocal harmonies and the catchy choruses of old, and none of the songs are let-downs. So if you're skeptical, play the album through one more time - and again if need be - and you will be much more than satisfied with the "new" Guster.

Guster fails..... TO DISAPPOINT!

It was 12 years ago, today (give or take a year), that guster released their first album. It can be argued that it was their best, or that it was their worst. Either way, guster has come a long way. Parachute can be described as bongo heavy, raw, and over harmonized. C'mon, Gainging Up on the Sun is nothing like that. The release of this cd has been postponed for over a year, and by just listening to how well it was produced, you can easily tell why this record makes me grin. By slowly releasing almost all of their songs before the release date, either by singles, singing them live, or posting them on their myspace, one could predict what this cd would sound like. I honestly didn't have high hopes for it, because many of the individual songs are slow and lack guster's normal, rocketship-like energy. However, the songs flow together in such a way that it couldn't make me happier; even the mellowness doesn't bury me. Hearing this cd will take you all the way up to heaven, and it will be a long way down. Lightning Rod opens the album in a new and exciting way. Opposed to the opening songs of albums past, It is smooth and soothing, building up within its own atmosphere of calmness. It sets up the tone for this amazing group of songs. Ganging Up on the Sun may not be better than Keep It Together, but it's definitely a Guster cd that you want to fall into. It's exactly what I wished for.

Fantastic

I have been a Guster fan for about 5 years now. This album has a new, fresh sound while keeping all of the things that I love about Guster around to remind me why I loved them in the first place. If you aren't going to buy the whole album, at least get "One Man Wrecking Machine" (the video for this song is so cute) and "Empire State". "Empire State" makes my heart ache. Few songs can do that to me. I hope these guys continue to make music and I hope that more people will discover and love their music the way I do. See these guys live!!! It's worth every penny you spend.

Biography

Formed: 1991 in West Somerville, MA

Genre: Alternative

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

Although they evolved into a full-fledged pop band, Guster began their career as a quirky acoustic trio. The band, whose three co-founders met during freshmen year at Tufts University, spent most of the 1990s touring the college circuit and releasing independent albums, all of which featured hand percussion in lieu of a traditional drum set. Released in 1999, Lost and Gone Forever widened the band’s sound considerably, and the follow-up album found percussionist Brian Rosenworcel playing a drum...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Adult Alternative
  • Released: May 16, 2006
  • Parental Advisory

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