See What You Started By Continuing
Label: Concord Vanguard
Old-school Collective Soul fans will definitely enjoy See What You Started By Continuing. It's the Atlanta outfit's hardest rocking record since way back in the '90s. "Contagious" busts wide open thanks to thick and funky riffage. "This" and "Hurricane" are choppy and stuttering, suggesting the band listened to considerable amounts of Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters before entering the studio. Meanwhile, "Without Me" is an interesting closer. It's not the album's heaviest song, yet the gospel voices and spiraling guitars lend it an earthy southern rock feel that's pretty darn cool.