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CandleboxAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

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Love Stories & Other Musings, the fifth studio album from Candlebox (released April 3 on AudioNest/Fontana/Universal), evidences a newfound level of maturity for the band, formed in 1991 in Seattle. At the same time, listening to it with the volume knob cranked up emphatically reveals that frontman Kevin Martin, lead guitarist Peter Klett, drummer Scott Mercado, and their bandmates, remain ... Read more in Amazon's Candlebox Store

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  • Audio CD (July 20, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: July 20, 1993
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Maverick
  • ASIN: B000002MKO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,342 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Certified at 3 million units by the RIAA. (1/95)

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, the days when popular music was good. October 16, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Remember the days when good rock was part of popular music. Things have changed a lot since the early and mid 90's, for the worse. Remember when bands like Candlebox, Live, Pearl Jam, Better Than Ezra, Counting Crows, Collective Soul, etc. ruled the airwaves. Unfortunately, while many of these bands are now making just as good if not better records today, they are now considered as the bands "that used to be good". Enough complaining, now onto the review of this CD.
Candlebox's self-titled debut starts off with the thunderous drumbeats of "Don't You" to get the listener ready for a wonderful ride through the slow to fast, soft to loud songs that encompass Kevin Martin's raw, spine tingling vocals along with Peter Klett's brilliant and distinct guitar work. Next is "Change", which is a great break-up song (from personal experience), followed by the anti-drug anthem "You". "Far-behind" is a classic whose lyrics are many times taken for granted. "Arrow" is a flat out rocker with heavy guitars. "Rain", all 6:58 min, shows the bands musical range, that includes a funky-groove complimented by Martin's singing style and some screeching guitar solos. The CD wraps up perfectly with two amazing acoustic songs, "Cover Me" and "He Calls Home". "Cover Me" starts off with a great acoustic riff and then totally explodes into the chorus. "He Calls Home" is a bit softer with a circling chorus. Just when you think the song is over, Kevin Martin's voice soars for one more minute to wrap up the album.
Oh Yeah, did I mention that I highly recommend this CD to everyone, especially those kids nowadays who think 3 Doors Down is rock music and that Fred Durst is a genious.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Candlebox" is an absolutely amazing album! October 9, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Candlebox's self-titled debut album is really great. A few listens and you'll be hooked - but there are 2 catches: one, you have to have an open mind about what rock music can and should be; and two, you have to be at least mildly intrigued by and interested in blues rock. Bcuz that's what Candlebox is, essentially. They're a kind of modern blues-rock, mixed with hard rock. Forget people who say that Candlebox is "grunge" - they really aren't. The only reason they're labeled as such is bcuz they were based outta Seattle (although I don't think any of the 4 original members were even initially from there). But, if you listen to any of their 3 albums, you'll realize that Candlebox is nothing like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, A-in-C, or any other rock group smacked with the grunge label. No, Candlebox is very different, very unique, and very good! Come on, try some of their songs. After you get used to their style, you'll definitely fall in love with (or at least be impressed by) such gems as "You", "Far Behind", "Rain", "Cover Me", and "He Calls Home", to name a few. And if you let it, Kevin Martin's voice will send pleasant chills up and down your spine! :) So onward, my rock music friends and fans: try Candlebox. And if you find you like them, by all means go on to "Lucy" and "Happy Pills". But before you do so, read my other reviews for tips! ;)
(By the way, if you're curious, the only reason why this album doesn't get 5 stars is bcuz - in my humble opinion - "Happy Pills" is a better album and thus much more worthy of the complete honor.)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No stereotypes, still holding ground August 6, 2004
Format:Audio CD
There are few albums that hold ground that are not deemed worthy by the I ask myself: Why are people reviewing the album (when will that moniker die once and for all) after 11 years? It holds true...sure there are bits that mimic the sound at the time. Of course one can hear the influences of Pearl Jam and Sound Garden but can you really say they copped them? Grunge was here and gone because it was labeled, commercialized and classified. Once I saw Team Spirit on MTV I knew it would be gone before it was here...But...listen to some alternative bands from the 90s to today...little grungy no?

Again, great music lasts the test of time. This one...from beginning to end still provokes goose bumps and I bet you can pass it off on your 14 year old son as a new...very cool...alternative band. Take it for a spin with no prejudices, if you like rock it will do for you as it did for me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars fine debut January 29, 2001
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still their most popular record, candlebox's self-titled debut remains a relevant record. it isn't amazingly strong or consistent, but there is enough here to make it worthwhile. the memorable hits "far behind", "cover me", "you", and "change" are all here. "far behind" is one of the best power ballads ever written. there's true musicianship and feeling here. "cover me" is good but perhaps not as powerful, and the other two are harder numbers but have their subtleties that make them last beyond the first few listens. a hidden gem, and one of the best songs on this disc is the quasi-jeff buckley-like roller "rain". it's got a soft lounge-feel at some points, but eventually delves off into a longer jam by the song's end. it's interesting and well-done. "he calls home" is another stand-out, again with a smoother texture to it. this band is clearly better when it avoids the hard-rock edge it seems to lean to far too often. their lighter side certainly isn't sappy (possible exception of "cover me") and it is well served by kevin martin's distinct and strong voice. peter klett only makes these songs more pleasurable with his techinically brilliant guitar work. it's too bad the rest of the album sags and is remarkably worse than those songs. if this album were longer, it would undoubtedly have suffered more, but as it is the lack of consistency is forgivable because it's a pretty even split. there is plenty of room to grow as well, but unfortunately candlebox seems averse to steer away from their initial formula, which makes "candlebox" their most enjoyable effort until they can proceed with their better ideas in a coherent and cohesive way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Iconic 80's Seattle rock.
A classic piece of 80's iconic rock. I accidentally left this CD in a vehicle I got rid of. Had to buy it again. The Seattle based band's best album in my opinion.
Published 3 months ago by Eric
4.0 out of 5 stars good cd, but can get annoying
Had this cd originally when it came out, but was stolen. I've taken my time rebuilding my collection, and it included this one. Read more
Published 3 months ago by jenksdrummer
5.0 out of 5 stars old school
i love this band, it takes me back to the early 90's. Great riffs, great vocals, great lyrics, love listening to it at the gym.
Published 4 months ago by Kristina M. Lowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast, easy, and one happy boyfriend!!
I got this as a gift for my boyfriend it came earlier then promised in excellent condition and to see the the huge smile on his face was the greatest ever, he has been listening to... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Tiffany
5.0 out of 5 stars great cd
I love this cd so Im bias but is was in decent condition (besides the broken case) sounds great, all tracks
Published 6 months ago by erin obrien
3.0 out of 5 stars music
Love the download too. Getting CD back I owned the tape years ago now CD happy for Amazon I get what I want!
Published 11 months ago by Stephanie M Isham
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Looked as if it was bought brand new from a music store 20 years ago. Even the insert is complete. Love it. Will definitely use Amazon again for future music purchases!
Published 11 months ago by Nokomis
5.0 out of 5 stars Candlebox rules
I ordered this cd because the cassette i have of it finally broke and who, honestly can call their music collection complete without it.
Published 12 months ago by James S.
5.0 out of 5 stars i like it
i like the cd. this is a old but good cd to watch .i love the price too.i give it a 5
Published 13 months ago by jamie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Hard Rock!
I saw these guys in concert back in 1993 opening for Rush, when they were still relatively unknown, and they kicked ass!
This is their first (and best! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Richard Lake
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