The Rock And The Tide (Amazon Exclusive Version)
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The Rock And The Tide (Amazon Exclusive Version)

October 12, 2010

  Song Title
Road To Ride On
Here We Go
We Are Only Getting Better
The Rock And The Tide
You Got What I Need
Nowhere To Go
Think I'll Go Inside
The Ones With The Light
You're Not As Young
One Leap
Brand New Day - Reprise
Sky (Live In NYC)

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  • Original Release Date: October 12, 2010
  • Release Date: October 12, 2010
  • Label: Mom + Pop Music
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  • Total Length: 50:14
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  • ASIN: B0045NACYM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,114 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Radin Veers Off Somewhere I Won't Follow ... October 26, 2010
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Okay, here's the thing ... I love, love, LOVE Joshua Radin. His style is (or was) unique, his voice quiet and thoughtful, his lyrics emotional and deep. We Were Here was such a groundbreaking album for me. It is largely responsible for my being a fan of acoustic music. Winter, Star Mile, Closer ... These were classics that have been stuck in my head since the first time I've heard them. Simple Times, though different, had some very high points, such as Sky, I'd Rather Be With You, Brand New Day, Friend Like You, and so on. The Rock and the Tide, at least upon first listen, seems to be so far out of the range of what Mr. Radin is known for, what he does best, and what got him where he is, that it's like he's going in a direction I'm not really willing to follow. He was once a subtle voice in a noisy world. Now he's just part of the noise. I understand artists have to progress. I'm a recording artist myself so I understand that all too well. But you can't go so far beyond where you came from that you can't see home anymore at all, and it feels like that's where Joshua Radin is heading, as if the acoustic stuff he wrote was only out of necessity because he wasn't big yet and couldn't afford his own band and so he'd settle for acoustic songs for now until he could do what he really wanted to do. I mean, there's only like two songs were the acoustic guitar is the main instrument it seems like. There are no female vocals -- that's part of his sound! Where's Priscilla Ahn? Where's Ingrid Michaelson? Now, I'll listen to this CD again and see if I think differently. It may just be that I'm refusing to accept his new direction because I'm too fettered to the old one. It happens. And sometimes, I'll re-listen in a few weeks and go, "Wow! What was I thinking?! This is GREAT! Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Album October 12, 2010
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This is a great album. The first few tracks are a bit peppier than Joshua Radin fans are accustomed to, but I think they are well executed and really enjoyable. The last half is pure (and well done) Joshua Radin.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting January 27, 2011
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I am one of the people who argues for artists evolving and changing as they grow, but this is just awful. I love Joshua Radin because he was unique in a sea of sameness. His music used to make me FEEL. I think all of this noise is drowning him out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars better than the reviews give it credit for March 22, 2011
By Erock
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Generally, I read reviews when purchasing most things. I depend on real people with real opinions to guide my purchase process. Music is definitely more subjective- that is for sure. But, I truly believe that many a reviewer has caused an egregious offense to Joshua Radin's new album, The Rock and the Tide.
**This is an awesome album.**
People evolve. Artists change, advance, grow, mature. Think of more synonyms and that is this album. If you like his acoustic, mellow, "stripped down" sound then stick to his prior releases. If you're looking for another "We Were Here" stop looking. Listen to We Were Here. If you want to listen to Joshua pushing his own boundaries into a more cohesive sounding album with an extra bit of flare then listen to "The Rock and the Tide". He still is an astute lyricist. He still has a few languid ballads. He just added more instruments and production.
Give the man a break. He's no Lady Gaga-- pumping out monotonous hits. But he is allowed- and encouraged to progress. I, for one, am thankful he has grown.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lost himself in an attempt at progress October 19, 2010
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I don't like this CDs as much as I did his previous CDs.

It's difficult to know what to say. He probably had to progress somewhat to avoid sounding the same -- we didn't really need another Joshua Radin CD just like his others -- but it seems as if his attempt at progress has buried what was unique about his sound. He comes out of it sounding like no-one-in-particular on many tracks.

There are some tracks reminiscent of his previous albums, and the first couple of tracks that dress up his sound with more energy than we're used to are pretty good, but are not timeless as some of his earlier songs are.

If I'd heard this one before I bought it, I probably wouldn't have bought it. But, I'll keep my ears open for his future work to see if anything comes of this change in direction once it's had a chance to settle.

UPDATE 03/24/2011: as an example of what this album could have been, check out William Fitzsimmons's "Gold In The Shadow".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album December 3, 2013
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Just have to say that this is an excellent album. It is so funny reading the other reviews that slam this album for not being Joshua Radin. In essence calling him a sell-out. Not sure I understand this line of reasoning. It's definitely Joshua Radin and there are some excellent tracks. Definitely worth a listen!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guess I'm just a Joshua Radin fan! October 17, 2013
By Shoegal
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Well worth the money, in my opinion. Songs by this artist just put me in a different place and mood.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the album! March 1, 2013
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The CD came in the re-assured time and I was very happy to receive it. This is one CD you'd want to have!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A different sound
I love Joshua Radin's earlier albums and the stripped down acoustic sound he's known for. This is a definite departure from that vein and it took me a couple listens to love it. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Vallynn
3.0 out of 5 stars not what I expected
listen to the samples first. If you are used to his typical acoustic music you may not like this. Its not bad, just a different style. Read more
Published 20 months ago by JJ
5.0 out of 5 stars On the right road to ride on!
I liked Joshua Radin's first album We Were Here a lot, loved his second offering Simple Times, but I adore this third and latest one. The Rock and the Tide is simply amazing. Read more
Published on July 17, 2011 by G. L. M. Besseling
3.0 out of 5 stars Between a Rock and a Tidal Place
For his third album, Joshua Radin trying to rock out a bit more. He still specializes in sad girlfriend types of songs, but this time around he pumps up his band. Read more
Published on March 29, 2011 by Tim Brough
5.0 out of 5 stars Best. Album. Ever.
I adore Joshua Radin for his smooth, soothing voice and deeply poetic lyrics. This album is better than I expected and he's already set the bar high.
Published on January 27, 2011 by NBMom
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd!
Very pleased with this cd. It arrived I'm a very timely manner and it was the style of music described.
Published on December 17, 2010 by Hersheyrs
2.0 out of 5 stars Identity Crisis
Good effort, but Joshua Radin is no rockstar. Radin has a special vocal and lyrical gift that speaks to a very particular soft spot in your heart. Read more
Published on November 30, 2010 by jsphnprk
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Third Album.
This is a good third album. You can hear there is a bit of the first and second albums in this album sound wise. If you like his first 2 then i would def give this a listen.
Published on November 24, 2010 by Scott Mitchell
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