November 05, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST
We gave it a C+

The shining moment for mournfully melodic roots rock has passed, making this unsurprising third studio effort from Adam Duritz and Co. relevant for die-hard fans only. Producer David Lowery (Cracker) brings a loose-limbed instrumental feel to several cuts, but few of these downcast, Duritz-centric songs have the vitality that made ”Mr. Jones” 1994’s love-it-or-hate-it hit. C+

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