Columbia House Party: 5. Third Eye Blind (1997)

Title: Columbia House Party: 5. Third Eye Blind (1997)
Date: December 2, 2019
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the fifth episode of Columbia House Party, we dive into Third Eye Blind’s excellent self-titled 1997 debut.

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How many hits can you have and still be misremembered as a one-hit wonder? In the latest episode of Columbia House Party hosts Jake Goldsbie and Blake Murphy try to find out by diving into Third Eye Blind’s self-titled album. The successful debut produced five singles over the course of two years, landing them on era-defining compilation albums and every late-90s and early-00s coming-of-age soundtrack. Semi-Charmed Life may be the tune people remember them for the most – and it’s a great snapshot of what remains a pretty definitive sound – but this album is deeper than you remember. Find out more about the non-singles that had an influence outside the genre, the alleged difficulties of working with Stephan Jenkins, and a tough ride on the MuchMusic Countdown in this week’s podcast.

Check it out at Columbia House Party.

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