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    Collective Soul

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    Genre:Alternative, Soul, Rock
    Rank:6800 history »
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

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    The World I Know lyrics
    2Not The One lyrics
    3Lighten Up lyrics
    Forgiveness lyrics
    5Never Here Alone lyrics
    6Where The River Flows lyrics
    7Full Circle lyrics
    8Bearing Witness lyrics
    9New Vibrations lyrics
    10All Your Weight lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Collective Soul [1995]
    2Youth [2004]
    Dosage [1999]
    4Blender [2000]
    5Home [2006]
    6Instant Live: Dome Theatre - Niagara Falls, Ny, 11/16/05 [2006]
    7Starland Ballroom - Sayerville Nj 11/18/05 [2006]
    8Discipled Breakdown [1997]
    9Hints, Allegations, & Things Left Unsaid [1993]
    107even Year Itch:Greatest Hits 1994-2001 [2001]


    Collective Soul

    Active Decades: '90s and '00s
    Formed: 1992 in Stockbridge, GA
    Genre: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Grunge, American Trad Rock

    When Seattle grunge went mainstream, it was only a matter of time before the ripple effect was felt in regions other than the Pacific Northwest. Georgia quintet Collective Soul, along with fellow inheritors of the now commercially lucrative post-grunge landscape like Live, Bush, and Candlebox, developed the genre into a more succinct brand of angst, turning the sonic cacophony of bands like Mudhoney and the Melvins into radio-friendly hard rock.

    Collective Soul -- taken from a line in Ayn Rand's book -The Fountainhead, were formed in the small town of Stockbridge in the early '90s by principal songwriter Ed Roland (lead vocals/keyboards/guitars), guitarists Dean Roland and Joel Kosche, and rhythm section Will Turpin (bass/percussion) and Shane Evans (drums/percussion). Originally released in 1993 on the Atlanta indie label Rising Storm, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid proved popular enough on the local level that it was picked up the following year by Atlantic. Within months of its release, "Shine" became a modern rock and MTV staple, and Collective Soul found themselves with a platinum debut, playing everywhere from arenas with Aerosmith to Woodstock 1994.

    They released the eponymous sophomore effort the following year, which featured the hits "World I Know" and "December," once again going multi-platinum, but their fan base began to wane upon the release of 1997's Disciplined Breakdown. Released in 1999, Dosage was a return to form for the group, yielding the hit singles "Run" and "Heavy," but despite their best efforts, the post-grunge genre was suffering under the weight of the emerging nu-metal scene. In 2000 they released Blender, an image-seeking misfire that saw the group attempting a clean-cut (no facial hair) image and mixing in heavily produced AOR with dance-pop, even performing a duet with Elton John. The following year, fans were treated to 7even Year Itch: Collective Soul's Greatest Hits 1994-2001.

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