Savage Garden   Savage Garden
3.6
great
Ranking: #76 for 1997

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4.0 excellentsamthebassman | January 17th 07

Back in 1997 these guys were pop royalty & in my opinion rightfully so. This is a fantastic pop album, as good as it gets, for me anyway. There is hardly a weak track here, the stand out being the first single, "I want you". This group disbanded after only a couple of albums, again in my opinion a good thing (meaning I never had enough time to turn on them!). Summing up this is an awesome pop album by Australia's best pop exports.
Fantastic!!!


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0.0 TheMagicalBlender | February 16th 17

Gonna give this a 5 just for having I Want You on it.

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2.0 poorTheManMachine | August 28th 15

If fluorescent-bulb lighting being reflected off the just-buffed linoleum floor of a major-chain supermarket aisle was in the form of a song, it would be "Truly Madly Deeply" -- but that's the easiest jab this album offers, really it's not all so bad -- "I Want You" on the other hand is a kinda-quirky smash single that's not nauseating, they can drive a beat home if they want to, they're somewhat vocally equipped. But jeez, they do make it difficult -- between the front-loading, being unable to find a safe-sound-slot that's not sappy or strained, the Spanish guitar, cheap wah-wah effects and orchestral hits, there's stinky pseudo-romantic cheese: "Your kisses are like pearls / So different and so rare", "Feel my caress so soft and gentle / So delicate you cry for more", I won't go on. How about these sincere+descriptive "Santa Monica" excerpts?: "All the people got modern names like Jake or Mandy / and modern bodies too", "You'll have to dodge those inline skaters / or they'll knock you down".

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2.5 averageMS2k | February 1st 15

No album better epitomizes the sound of 90s pop than this. Simple, clean, and calculated, every song sounds like it could have been a radio hit. However, don't mistake "radio hit" with "good song"— after the stellar pop hits of tracks 1-3 the album descends into banality. "Tears of Pearls" is good. "Universe" is not. "Break Me Shake Me" is relatively intense but can't seem to resolve. Among the rest, only "Violet" stands out as a super fun, quality (though silly) song. Average album.

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3.5 greatThatGuyMikey | February 11th 21
3.5 greatMike | November 24th 20
4.0 excellentRonike | October 16th 20
2.5 averageAarticuno | October 2nd 20
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4.0 excellentMichael C. Davis | May 11th 20
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5.0 classicGazo | March 31st 20
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4.0 excellentGDfan89 | September 17th 19
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1.0 awfulShoutbox me for a free sexy sloth picture | February 2nd 19
4.0 excellentJosh | January 4th 19
3.0 goodpoematium | June 23rd 18
3.5 greatRaul Stanciu STAFF | April 28th 18
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3.5 greatweflyatnight | April 1st 18
4.0 excellentConfessed2005 | March 21st 18
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5.0 classicaneevel97 | July 19th 17
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