18. Barenaked Ladies – Maybe You Should Drive

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18. Barenaked Ladies – Maybe You Should Drive (1994)

1. Jane
2. Intermittently
3. These Apples
4. You Will Be Waiting
5. A
6. Everything Old Is New Again
7. Alternative Girlfriend
8. Am I the Only One?
9. Little Tiny Song
10. Life, in a Nutshell
11. The Wrong Man Was Convicted
12. Great Provider

Who is/are Barenaked Ladies?

To Twitter for this one (@barenakedladies), “#BNL2017 Tickets ON SALE NOW!”

Methinks they may be touring…

Why did you buy this album?

This is another of my wife’s albums, by one of her favourite bands. Apparently, it was for the sake of completeness whilst she was reading their biography…

What’s it like?

It’s okay. The wordplay, humour, and variety of styles from the previous album are still there, but the whole album feels somewhat less energetic. Despite liking this band, I’ve found this album hard work to get through.

After listening to it now, do you (still) like this album?

With reservations. It’s still BNL, so it’s still musically good, but I’ve found this album a lot less enjoyable than other albums. Only a couple of the songs stick in the head afterwards, and the rest just seem less inspired than those on ‘Gordon‘, or indeed on later albums.

Any stand-out tracks?

Two come to mind, both of which were chosen as singles; ‘Jane‘ which opens the album really well, and ‘Alternative Girlfriend‘.

Rating out of 10?

7/10. Musically good, but quite hard work for me…

Next up: Barenaked Ladies – Born On A Pirate Ship

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