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Hootie And The Blowfish

Hootie And The Blowfish - Cracked Ewar View

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Cracked Rear View

By  Hootie And The Blowfish

Very Good Condition

Cracked Rear View is Hootie & the Blowfish's most successful album. It was the best-selling album of 1995, with 10.5 million shipments that year alone, eventually shipping 21 million copies to retailers by May 21, 2018. It is the joint 19th-best-selling album of all time in the United States. Cracked Rear View reached number one on the Billboard 200 five times over the course of 1995. The album also reached number one in Canada[9] and New Zealand.[10] Three million copies were sold through the Columbia House mail-order system.

Critical reviews of Cracked Rear View were mostly positive. AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine crowned the album as "the success story of 1994/1995." He also stated "Although Hootie & the Blowfish aren't innovative, they deliver the goods, turning out an album of solid, rootsy folk-rock songs that have simple, powerful hooks

Hootie & The Blowfish comprised of four University of South Carolina graduates, began as a classic rock/R.E.M. cover band, but polished an original sound through persistent East Coast tours, and developed a fanatical regional following with their 1993 indy release KOOCHYPOP. With CRACKED REAR VIEW, Hootie & The Blowfish have distilled their unique brand of Southern rock & soul into a driving pop sound, marked by an insistent rhythm groove, shimmering, soaring guitar work, and sweet country/R&B-styled vocal harmonies. Certified at 16 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)

A Review

Cracked Rear View marks the commercial debut of these college buddies from South Carolina, and it sold an astonishing 13 million copies in its first year of release. With Darius Rucker's ringing baritone and Mark Bryan's muscular guitar framing Jim Sonefeld's bluesy, energetic southern folk rock tunes, it's easy to understand its success: It's the kind of thoroughly likable album people sing along with on the car radio. When Rucker demands, "Stand up and let me see you smile," there's something that feels real and convincing behind it; sure, it's a formula, but a sincere one, and it works over and over again. Songs like "Let Her Cry," "Hold My Hand," and "Running from an Angel" lay down the rhythm for a cohesive, feel-good collection. There may not be a lot of virtuosity behind it, but there's plenty of fun. --Barrie Trinkle


Hannah Jane 3:33
Hold My Hand 4:15
Let Her Cry 5:08
Only Wanna Be With You 3:46
Running From An Angel 3:37
I'm Goin' Home 4:10
Drowning 5:01
Time 4:53
Look Away 2:38
Not Even The Trees 4:37
Goodbye 4:05
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child 0:54

Product details

  • Audio CD (July 5, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: July 5, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002IZC

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