Youth (Music - Collective Soul) Being cool isn't everything. Just ask Collective Soul. Because they arose during the peak of mid-'90s grunge, their happy brand of alterna-pop turned off music… Youth (Music - Collective Soul) Being cool isn't everything. Just ask Collective Soul. Because they arose during the peak of mid-'90s grunge, their happy brand of alterna-pop turned off music… 2004-11-16 Collective Soul
Music Review

Youth (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 16, 2004; Lead Performance: Collective Soul

Being cool isn't everything. Just ask Collective Soul. Because they arose during the peak of mid-'90s grunge, their happy brand of alterna-pop turned off music snobs of every stripe. But they still had hits, and Youth — the band's first CD in four years — shows they've retained their flair for shiny hooks and singable melodies. Shorn of their original context, Soul can now be seen for what they've always been: pop craftsmen with panache.

Originally posted Nov 19, 2004 Published in issue #793 Nov 19, 2004 Order article reprints
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