In 1994, five guys from Georgia scored with a big-hooked rock song called “Shine.” The single rose up the old-fashioned way, finding major airplay on college radio and gradually bleeding into the mainstream. “Shine” ended up just missing the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it did send the group’s debut album Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid to double platinum status, despite the fact that it was a collection of barely mixed demos.
Seven albums and 18 years later, Collective Soul are still a band (though now a quartet), and just launched their first tour in four years. The focus of this run is their fourth album, 1999′s Dosage. We’ve seen plenty of ’90s nostalgia tours, many of which are centered around iconic albums. Those albums tend to be critical favorites or commercial juggernauts (or both), but Dosage is neither.
It was not the band’s biggest seller (that was 1995′s self-titled release) nor does it contain its biggest hit (“Shine” still holds that distinction). So why elevate it to legendary status? READ FULL STORY »