Collective Soul – Vibrating (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

(Last Updated On: September 22, 2022)

Collective Soul – Vibrating (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:42 minutes | 484 MB | Genre: Alternative Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Fuzze-Flex

Collective Soul’s long-awaited 2022 album release Vibrating sends the band’s artistic spirit into the next stratosphere. All ten songs that comprise Vibrating positively pulsate with the boundless energy that has been Collective Soul’s aural calling card for going on three full decades. From the propulsively gnarly kiss-off of “Cut the Cord” to the reflective midtempo jangle of “Take” to the heart-wrenching reality check of “Rule No. 1” – replete with a soaring string section, no less! – to the choir-backed emotional crossroads of “Where Do I Go”.

Vibrating contains 40 minutes of irrefutable sonic evidence of a band wholly uninterested in sitting still. “I think we’re on a roll,” observes Ed Roland, Collective Soul’s frontman and chief songwriter. “We’re not afraid to stretch the boundaries – but we do know how to stay in our lane when we need to. Sometimes, though, we just have to go faster.” The many good vibrations embedded within the deep-rooted grooves of Vibrating await your endless enjoyment.

Vibrating does indeed vibrate, thrumming along with its dense layers of fuzz and intertwined riffs, sounds that have been at the core of Collective Soul’s music since their inception in the mid-’90s. During the ensuing decades, they’ve occasionally softened and expanded the sound, yet they’ve never abandoned it, which may be the reason why Vibrating works as well as it does. The 2022 album isn’t so much a return to roots as it is an accentuation of the band’s heaviest, hookiest elements, so much so that the record seems to be a hyper-stylized spin on Collective Soul’s identity: this sounds like the band, only turned to 11. That doesn’t quite mean that Vibrating is an excessive or indulgent album; there are no detours, no botched experiments. Rather, it’s the sound of a band being fully, completely themselves, relying on their song- and studiocraft, resulting in an album that’s far more tuneful and vigorous than the group’s veteran status would suggest. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1-01. Collective Soul – Cut The Cord (03:41)
1-02. Collective Soul – Reason (03:35)
1-03. Collective Soul – All Our Pieces (04:17)
1-04. Collective Soul – Take (04:16)
1-05. Collective Soul – Undone (04:47)
1-06. Collective Soul – Rule No. 1 (03:50)
1-07. Collective Soul – A Conversation With (03:41)
1-08. Collective Soul – Just Looking Around (03:50)
1-09. Collective Soul – Back Again (05:32)
1-10. Collective Soul – Where Do I Go (03:08)


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