California 37: I didn't think it would be possible for Train to follow up Save Me San Francisco with an equally great album. Well they didn't. If anything this one is better.
Granted I don't think there is a single hit on the album that will be able to touch the success of Hey, Soul Sister, but on the other hand this album doesn't really have any low points. I like every song on the CD and upon first listening to the CD when it finished I promptly listened to it again and again.*
It's got the usual Train mixture of different musical styles and great lyrics. My personal faves off the album are 50 Ways to Say Goodbye, Bruises, Drive By, This'll Be My Year and well really the whole CD.
If I have any problem with the CD it's that it does have a kind of darker undertone. Several of the songs talk about heaven, dying and such. It was enough to make me go search the Interweb to see if his wife was sick or something. But evidently not.**
Anyway, to sum it up great album. Go buy it.
Calilfornia 37: A
* - Trust me, three plays in a row is a rare occurrence.
** - Which is a good thing.