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5.0 out of 5 stars The only Spin Doctors you'll ever need, January 5, 2004
This review is from: Pocket Full of Kryptonite (Audio CD)
Pocket Full Of Kryptonite was easily the Spin Doctors' best album. Although this album made the band huge mainly due to the singles "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and "Two Princes", two of the catchiest singles of the early-90's, their success was brief as their preceding albums lacked the hooks and memorable tracks that were featured here. Every track here is good, with the aforementioned hits, "Off My Line", and the killer jam "Shinbone Alley/Hard To Exist" being the best. Other great and catchy tracks include "What Time Is It?", "Jimmy Olsen's Blues", and "More Than She Knows." The ballad "How Could You Want Him", the dreamy "Forty Or Fifty", and the hard-rocking "Refrigerator Car" are also strong tracks. Although lead vocalist Chris Barron was the focal point of the band, the star here is Mark White, whose funky bass playing really carries these tunes. This is far away their best album, although their live album Homebelly Groove...Live! is pretty decent as well. But unless you're a huge fan, this is all the Spin Doctors you'll ever need.
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Initial post: Aug 30, 2008 6:00:53 PM PDT
Nice review! However the other big hit was called "Two Princes", not "Two Doctors".

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2008 7:29:41 PM PDT
John Alapick says:
Ooh, my bad! Hey, thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2011 1:11:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 22, 2011 6:19:52 PM PDT
Hello John!

Thanks! I'm glad I was able to help! One thing I like about this album is the Spin Doctors were real musicians and didn't rely on trickery such as auto-tune. Their music was also fun and positive. I wish music was like this today.

If you are interested the NY Times wrote an article in 2005 on the rise and fall of the group entitled 'That 90's Band' Tries Again. See it here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/25/fashion/sundaystyles/25SPIN.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Thanks again!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2011 12:35:43 PM PDT
John Alapick says:
You're welcome. Yes, I agree. At a time when the grunge bands were dominating the airwaves with their occassionally gloomy outlook, the Spin Doctors were like a breath of fresh air. There was actually talent being played on the radio in the '90s unlike now where you now have to search for the talent on Pandora, satellite radio, etc. Good call on the article! I just read it now and enjoyed it!

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 7:05:59 PM PDT
As I have many live tapes of The Spindoctors I always have though them to be a live band first, but this is their best studio release.
Fine review, that you have posted up there!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 5, 2011 8:51:00 PM PDT
John Alapick says:
Hi Philip. Thanks so much for your comments!
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