Toad the Wet Sprocket - Dulcinea

Toad the Wet Sprocket

First Appeared in The Music Box, July 1995, Volume 2, #6

Written by John Metzger


Toad the Wet Sprocket has been making tremendous strides from album to album, and Dulcinea is its best outing thus far. Glen Phillips vocal performance has improved immensely, and the guitar of Todd Nichols is more feedback-laden and emotional. Phillips' acoustic remains the centerpiece on several songs, including the beautiful Windmills. Overall, the band's sound has tightened, too. Check out the interplay between bassist Dean Dinning and the guitars of Nichols and Phillips for a solid rhythmic backing on Crowing. Another standout track is the mescaline dream Reincarnation. Even the hits, Fall Down and Something's Always Wrong, remain fresh despite massive exposure on radio and MTV. starstarstarstar

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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!


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