11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Stereo Rodeo is Rusted Root’s first studio album since 2002’s Welcome to My Party and it's chock-full of fun, insightful, catchy, well-crafted songs. “Dance In the Middle” opens with a driving, semi-sinister voodoo vibe before segueing into Latin-tinged take on “Suspicious Minds” — turning an Elvis Presley hit into a rootsy tune that boasts a the kind of saxophone solo that could turn the minds of people who hate saxophone solos. Michael Glabicki’s powerful voice takes control of “Weary Bones,” a poetic ballad that could have only been written by someone who honestly understands the aches and trials of playing in a hard touring band. Shifting gears into the kind of wah-wah-laden funk rock the band are known for, “Bad Son” muses on the problems of the Dubya administration with empathetic lyrics about how his childhood insecurities helped run the country. The title track is so mature that it almost sounds like Radiohead.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Stereo Rodeo is Rusted Root’s first studio album since 2002’s Welcome to My Party and it's chock-full of fun, insightful, catchy, well-crafted songs. “Dance In the Middle” opens with a driving, semi-sinister voodoo vibe before segueing into Latin-tinged take on “Suspicious Minds” — turning an Elvis Presley hit into a rootsy tune that boasts a the kind of saxophone solo that could turn the minds of people who hate saxophone solos. Michael Glabicki’s powerful voice takes control of “Weary Bones,” a poetic ballad that could have only been written by someone who honestly understands the aches and trials of playing in a hard touring band. Shifting gears into the kind of wah-wah-laden funk rock the band are known for, “Bad Son” muses on the problems of the Dubya administration with empathetic lyrics about how his childhood insecurities helped run the country. The title track is so mature that it almost sounds like Radiohead.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
48 Ratings
48 Ratings
gamerrick ,

WOW!!GREAT ALBUM!! from a true fan

THIS RECORD Is FANTASTIC
new Rusted Root
If you like Rusted Root
This album Rocks. Great new stuff guys. Crucible Glow is thumping,
Dance in the Middle is infectious , Drivings incredible Bass groove is classic Root ala Voodoo and a very cool remake of Suspicious Minds.
True fans of this band will Love this album. And if you haven't heard Root before, this is one of there best albums since When I Woke and Cruel Sun.
A must have!!

Whose to say ,

Bummed

Frustrating to write this but, I was disappointed as well with this album. A true, dedicated, long time fan here...I was really hoping for something a lot better. They've changed a lot - and with several members leaving, their influence left with them...no more of that "organic" feel. Awesome cover of "Suspicious Minds." "Dance in the Middle" is killer, but the rest of the album.... It was a long time waiting for their work of art - this album just doesn't do it for me.

Lukeforester ,

More to come

Ok, so I'm friends with them, they already started their next album, I don't know for certian but I heard there were a lot of more upbeat songs coming, much more like their earlier stuff. But trust me, it won't be the same long, long wait that it was for this one.

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