Ursa Major Ursa Major — Third Eye Blind's fourth album and first since 2003 — shows that frontman Stephan Jenkins' way with a hook has dimmed little… Ursa Major Ursa Major — Third Eye Blind's fourth album and first since 2003 — shows that frontman Stephan Jenkins' way with a hook has dimmed little… 2009-08-18 Third Eye Blind Rock
Music Review

Ursa Major (2009)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Aug 18, 2009; Lead Performance: Third Eye Blind; Genre: Rock

Ursa Major — Third Eye Blind's fourth album and first since 2003 — shows that frontman Stephan Jenkins' way with a hook has dimmed little since the band's mid-'90s heyday. The clunky lyrics are another thing, like in ska-rocker "Don't Believe a Word" when Jenkins sings "Rap stars brag about shooting each other?/ What ever happened to 'Brother, brother'?‚ÄČ'' It simply doesn't get any worse than that. C+

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Originally posted Aug 12, 2009 Published in issue #1061-1062 Aug 21, 2009 Order article reprints
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