Fuel - Sunburn (1998)
If there's an album that takes me back to my first summer out of high school it'd have to be this one. "Shimmer" was all over the radio, and a girl I just happened to fancy at work liked them quite a bit too. With that in mind I grabbed a copy of Sunburn
, and was quite happy to discover an fairly solid album. Brett Scallion's vocals veer into the nasally and snarly on occasion, but complement the guitar work quite nicely through out the album, especially on "Untitled", "Jesus Or A Gun", and "New Thing". My personal faves are still "Shimmer", "Bittersweet", "Sunburn" and the closer "Hideaway". The band's later albums were all right, but none quite hit it off with me as much as this record did. I still wonder what it would have been like if they had managed to convince Chris Daughtry to join them after Scallions left. Daughtry's rendition of "Hemorrhage" was frickin' awesome...
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