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Blind Melon

Blind Melon

1992

Everybody knows "No Rain", a beautiful, endearing song, but the rest of the album doesn't have much in common with it.  There is some delightfully infectious jam-band noodling going on here, some really good crusty, somewhat funk-influenced jams, and BM had a really good chemistry as a band.  Not many songs are as affecting as "No Rain" but there is a general sense of sweet poignancy in many of these songs.  It's a modest sound, but it's also pretty satisfying and affecting as well.  A somewhat surprisingly good album from start to finish by an under-rated band.  R.I.P. Shannon Hoon.

8.2

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