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Podcast Episode
Season
Eleven
number
551
Type
Album Review
Post Date
8/3/2021

Collective Soul

551 Disciplined Breakdown by Collective Soul

Disciplined Breakdown

Label
Atlantic Records
Release year
1997
Producer
Ed Roland
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Can a mid-90s alternative rock radio staple produce a solid album's worth of material? We check out Disciplined Breakdown by Collective Soul

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Best known for their string of mid-90s hit singles that smoothed off the harder edges of what we once called alternative rock, Collective Soul returned in 1997 under difficult circumstances with Disciplined Breakdown. A legal battle with their ex-manager lead to a canceled tour and recording the record on their own. Thanks to Ed Roland's tenured history as a musician and songwriter, the band barely misses a step combining pop-friendly melodies with rock arrangements and sounds, even taking some unexpected detours that work ("Link") and don't work ("Full Circle").

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Precious Declaration
  • 25:02 - Disciplined Breakdown
  • 34:51 - Link
  • 40:18 - Crowded Head
  • Outro - Listen

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