It all happened backwards for me with Collective Soul.
It started off with “Run” from the “Dosage” album released in 1999. I overdosed on this song. I saw it in a movie, “Varsity Blues” and it was perfect for the scene, and it connected. “Heavy” is another go to track which I dig, with a nice bendy wah solo.
Then I went back and purchased “Disciplined Breakdown” and I was listening to “Forgiveness” none stop.
And I was picking up the guitar to learn “Precious Declaration” with its “Walk This Way” like riff. “Listen” also has an iconic guitar riff and Ed Roland doesn’t get the dues he deserves as a riff meister.
And the title track, what a riff.
Hints Allegations And Things Left Unsaid
And I heard “Shine” when it came out in 1994/5 and I didn’t like it. It was all over radio and music Television. It was just too much.
But hearing it 1999/2000, I was a fan. I don’t remember anything else from this album, except “Shine” and that riff, and it was enough.
Because in the space of six months, I had three albums from Collective Soul.