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Third Eye Blind

Third Eye BlindAudio CD
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Since 1997, San Francisco’s Third Eye Blind have recorded three best-selling albums and assembled one career retrospective. 3EB will release ’Ursa Major’, their first studio collection in five years, in autumn 2009.

Led by Stephan Jenkins, 3EB won wide success during a tumultuous group of years when the major-label recording industry was finally losing its grip on an ... Read more in Amazon's Third Eye Blind Store

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  • Audio CD (April 8, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: April 8, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002HOK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (807 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,542 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Losing A Whole Year
2. Narcolepsy
3. Semi-Charmed Life
4. Jumper
5. Graduate
6. How's It Going To Be
7. Thanks A Lot
8. Burning Man
9. Good For You
10. London
11. I Want You
12. The Background
13. Motorcycle Drive By
14. God Of Wine

Editorial Reviews

54 long-unavailable tracks from the tiny Chicago label that, under the guidance of in-house producer Willie Dixon, managed in its brief (1956-1958) existence to launch the recording careers of some of the biggest names in Chicago blues: Otis Rush (three takes of I Can't Quit You Baby! ), Buddy Guy and Magic Sam. Betty Everett, Ike Turner and Walter "Shakey" Horton, also appear, along with tons of alternate takes and a 20-page booklet key Chicago blues!

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123 of 128 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Perfect July 21, 2000
Format:Audio CD
A perfect rock album, from start to finish. I wish every rock album released could be half as good as Third Eye Blind's self-titled first release.
We've all heard the radio hits played over and over, such as "Semi-Charmed Life," "Graduate," "How's It Going To Be," "Losing A Whole Year," and "Jumper;" you know how good those songs are, the others on this album that weren't played over the airwaves are just as good, if not better. That's what makes this album one of my all-time favorites.
Better, deeper cuts from this album, such as "Thanks A Lot," "Good For You," "The Background," and "Motorcycle Drive By" may never get radio play, but are excellent songs. Songs such as "I Want You" and "God of Wine" are as close to perfection as music gets.
For a long time this album has been one of my favorites; I thought it was about time I let more people know. This is one of those albums you're glad you have on CD, otherwise you'd have burned out the tape or vinyl. You'll end up learning all of the lyrics and become addicted.
This CD is worth every penny you spend on it.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Former 3EB cynic becomes a fan April 29, 2000
Format:Audio CD
At first I did not like Third Eye Blind. I thought "Semi-Charmed Life", with it's "doo-doo-doo" hook line, was irrelevant alt-pop. However, I eventually heard "Graduate" and "Losing A Whole Year", and though they might be a band worth checking out. At a bowling alley one night, I heard the whole album, and was quite impressed. This band, with it's radio songs that crossed over to Top 40, received a bad reputation as a middle-of-the-road alterna-schlock band, but they are don't deserve that label. Frontman Stephen Jenkins writes some very poetic lyrics, and the band can rock out with a style reminiscent of Jane's Addiction. You don't realize when you hear it on the radio, but SCL is not the cheery love song that it sounds like on the surface. There are slower songs that don't drown the listener in schmaltz, like "God Of Wine" and "Motorcycle Drive-By", but even better are the crunchy rockers like "Narcolepsy" and "London". The band's strength lies in these dark, moody rock tunes, which there are more of on this album than on the follow-up "Blue". If you are like me and are not a fan of most Top 40 music, give this one a chance - it's far more creative and not nearly as insipid as most pop acts. Aside from the hits like the aforementioned SCL, "Jumper", and "How's It Going To Be", the rest of the songs are in more of an edgy alt-rock vein and not as played out if you are sick of the above songs. 3EB are one of a select few modern bands that definitely deserves its success.
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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love my friends but August 8, 2005
Format:Audio CD
...a few of them had just better stop making fun of me for liking Third Eye Blind (and/or Roxette), or I'm just going to have to get me some new friends.

The neighborhood of "alternative" rock inhabited by Third Eye Blind is admittedly crowded: Stroke 9, Eve 6, Matchbox 20, and Blink 182 all live somewhere nearby, and 3eb should probably change their name to "Eye Blind 3" so that the fire department can find them more easily in the event of an emergency. Like the rest of those bands, they're shamelessly commercial, and the world would probably be a better (or at least more interesting) place if some of the airplay that went to the five top-20 hits on this album had gone to less heralded, less numbered neighbors like Pete Yorn, Jawbreaker, or the Matthew Good Band. That being said, 3eb truly are good at what they do, and it's never been more evident than on this remarkably consistent debut. Stephen Jenkins has an uncanny melodic sense, and the drummer in me has great respect for the alternating efforts of Brad Hargreaves and Michael Urbano.

I'd add this one to my list of desert-island discs any day of the week. Go beyond the overplayed singles and check out, say, "Narcolepsy" and the rather astonishing "Motorcycle Drive By." I'd like to think you won't be disappointed.

(And as for being a "total ripoff of Dinosaur Jr.," as a fellow reviewer recently suggested: you're completely missing the point. Both Dinosaur Jr. and 3eb are ripping their predecessors off left and right, but the possibility that Dinosaur Jr. is #68 and 3eb is #69 in the ripoff chain pales in comparison to the fact that Jenkins and Cadogan sing like healthy human males and J Mascis sings like his most recent ex is trying to strangle him.)
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut is incredible... March 31, 2000
By jordan
Format:Audio CD
Absolutely a classic, Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut is simply a must for ever fan of music. Without a doubt, a rock masterpiece, this album DOES NOT have a bad song on it. The songs are powerful, thoughtful, and incredibly infectious. Third Eye Blind manages to capture that fresh San Fran sound in their music, bringing a newness to the rock/pop scene. Led with Stephen Jenkins' one-of-a-kind sloppy vs. snazzy voice, the band delivers songs ranging from loud and proud, to the middle of the road pop ditty, to the subtly beautiful ballad-esque sound. However, although the 3-4 hit singles are incredible songs, the lesser known tunes are even that much better. I am not kidding. The music is almost indescribable with such a unique sound and true difference from contemporaries. Songs like "I want you", "Motorcycle Drive By" and "Background" are heart-wrenchingly beautiful, being brought to life with Third Eye Blind's talent and fresh style. Yet, for the rockers out there, songs such as "London" and "Good for You" will satisfy your primal needs! Even though the singles "Semi-Charmed Life" and "How's it goin' to be?" may have been overplayed to where you never want to hear from this band again, do not write them off. They are an under rated band when it comes to their actual music.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars 90s classic
These songs never get old. This is still one of my favorite decades in music due to groups like Third Eye Blind.
Published 10 days ago by KupoKev
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A classic record that is fun and always great to listen to.
Published 1 month ago by Eric
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE LOVE this CD
I LOVE LOVE this CD. I can listen to cover to cover! Motorcycle drive in my opinion is their best song ever!
Published 1 month ago by Scubawolf
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album
There is something very different about this album - particularly Stephan's lyrical style. When I listen to the lyrics, it's apparent that Stephan has an English degree. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Cathy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sound and packaging quality.
This is my absolute favorite Third Eye Blind album and I had been coveting this vinyl ever since I got a turntable. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kendall
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy and Edgy!
Sexy and edgy! love it! Comes with words! Every song is just a little bit better than the next! A must have!
Published 6 months ago by Holly S.
1.0 out of 5 stars they sent me the wrong cd!!!
I got my cd and I just ate the cost and threw it on the street...very bad experience.
Don't do new.
Published 6 months ago by Frank Altamirano
5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth transaction!
This is just what I was looking for. The transaction went very smoothly. Product was in perfect shape. Thanks for making it so easy.
Published 7 months ago by Colleen C. Turpin
4.0 out of 5 stars Great :)
Love this album. One of my favorites by far, it skips on the song jumper. That's about it. Otherwise it plays pretty good :)
Published 7 months ago by Sara L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable Seller
I was happy to find this record as 3eb vinyl is somewhat rare. I was happy with how safely the record was packaged and how it came earlier than expected - even though it was during... Read more
Published 8 months ago by emmalee
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