RELEASE
August 03, 1999
LABEL
550 Music
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Rap, Post-Grunge, Alternative/Indie Rock

Album Review

The title of G. Love & Special Sauce's fourth album illustrates their desire to play up their Philadelphia roots, emphasizing classic Philly soul along with their blues-rap melange. Philadelphonic isn't entirely unsuccessful on that front, either. The group's laid-back, groove-oriented sound benefits from the sophisticated, sultry sound of Philly soul, as the single "Rodeo Clowns" illustrates. The problem is, G. Love & Special Sauce still winds up sacrificing songs for groove and feel. That wouldn't be so bad if Philadelphonic was simply a series of jams, but they continue to write material that feels like songs but never gels. They turn out to be vehicles for jams and half-hearted, muttered raps, neither of which provide hooks or memorable turns of phrase. That doesn't mean Philadelphonic doesn't sound good, since the group does have a way with a groove -- it just never really rises above the level of a groove-jam album.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. No Turning Backhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fno-turning-back%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696936%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Dreamin'http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fdreamin%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696937%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Roacheshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Froaches%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696938%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Rodeo Clownshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Frodeo-clowns%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696939%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Numbershttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fnumbers%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696940%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Relaxhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Frelax%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696941%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Do It for Freehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fdo-it-for-free%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696942%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Honor and Harmonyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fhonor-and-harmony%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696943%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Kick Drumhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fkick-drum%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696944%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Friday Nighthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ffriday-night-hundred-dollar%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696945%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Rock and Rollhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fphiladelphonic%252Fid322696935%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Lovehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Flove%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696947%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Around the Worldhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Faround-the-world-thank-you%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696948%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Gimme Some Lovin'http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fgimme-some-lovin%252Fid322696935%253Fi%253D322696949%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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