Released: Aug 2009
Label: Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud
Also known simply as Rabbit, Collective Soul kicks off with a wriggling guitar riff even haters will find themselves cranking. From there the Atlanta-based dance-rock dudes have more fun than may be expected of folks who've been at it so long. Rather than retrace '90s AOR steps, a Scary Monsters-era Bowie influence rears its head on "Fuzzy," and Peter Gabriel is nailed with "You." Rest assured, though, lead single "Staring Down" has all the bouncing guitars and echoing pianos the die-hards could want.