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5.0 out of 5 stars Most Overlooked Artist for the Last Twenty Years, November 3, 2006
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This review is from: Love Story (Audio CD)
While I'm not a professional musician, I am in the music business (of sorts) - I'm in a principal position for a major audiophile loudspeaker manufacturer, and as such, hear countless recordings from every facet of the music business from all four corners of the earth. Most stuff sucks, some is tolerable, memorable happens a couple of times each year.

This album changed my life. It is one of the most heartbreaking, intelligent, wry, clever, melodic, introspective collections of music you'll ever hear. Why this album isn't among the 100 greatest, most influential recordings on every music reviewers' millenium list continues to baffle me. The juxtapostion of major chords and happy, tuneful melody set to chest cavity exposing lyrics is beyond brilliant. If any one of the four Beatles released this album, it would be their most heralded work.

I'm not (much of) a musician, but I still get jealous for not having written many of these songs myself. And I've never written a song.

Buy this album - if you don't love it, I'll give you your money back.
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Initial post: Dec 13, 2010 9:29:33 PM PST
Tim Kimzey says:
i totally agree. It's still one of my favorites, and i've had it since it came out.
BTW, i enjoy building my own speaker systems--just found it interesting you work for a speaker company!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2011 11:48:08 AM PDT
I purchased the album on the advice of "Audio Geek" I will NOT be asking him for my money back.

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 1:26:33 PM PDT
Bob Estes says:
This is true. I think this is one of the finest recordings of the 90's.
I bought some of Coles other recordings, and never warmed up to them.
This cd is odd in that most of the music is quite jangly, though the lyrics are not from someone in a happy place. I would not nessassarily call the lyrics said or bitter, almost numb and detached reflections.
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