Disappearing in Airports

Disappearing in Airports

by Candlebox

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Overview

The Candlebox of 2016 isn't the Candlebox of 1996, lacking many of its members -- only mainstay lead vocalist Kevin Martin and drummer Dave Krusen remain -- and also most of the grunge signifiers that turned the band into a chart-topper in the glory days of '90s alt-rock. Two decades on, Pearl Jam isn't a touchstone: Matchbox Twenty is, as is Third Eye Blind, two titans of the smoother post-grunge movement that ushered bands like Candlebox out of the charts. Perhaps the Seattle-based quintet, which is now essentially a vehicle for Martin's music, is slightly behind the curve by concentrating on this sound, yet the broader lines, slower tempos, and emphatic pleading suit a band now in middle age: it's adult alternative rock the way they used to do it back in the day. Hooks help, of course. Melodies surge forth from Martin, who receives sympathetic support from a band designed to offer nothing less and nothing more. They're nimble -- they cook up a disco pulse on "Supernova" as easily as they percolate pensive pop -- and if they fail to offer a distinctive spin on Martin's mature musings, the group can nevertheless deliver the material straight down the middle, which is enough to turn Disappearing in Airports into a satisfying AAA album, even if it feels vaguely out of time.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2016
Label: Pavement Ent
UPC: 0769623605428
catalogNumber: 6054
Rank: 50579

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Candlebox   Primary Artist
Dave Krusen   Drums,Group Member
Mike Leslie   Guitar,Group Member
Kevin Martin   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Matt Moran   Guitar
Carson Slovak   Guitar,Percussion,Background Vocals
Adam Kury   Bass,Group Member
Grant McFarland   Background Vocals
Brian Quinn   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Dave Krusen   Composer
Mike Leslie   Composer
Peter Klett   Composer
Kevin Martin   Composer
Matt Hutchinson   Composer
Carson Slovak   Composer,Programming,Producer
Adam Kury   Composer
Grant McFarland   Composer,Producer
Brian Quinn   Composer
Carlos Novais   Engineer
Dan Joyce   Camera Operator

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