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Blues Traveler
Bridge
by D.P.
Maxim Magazine, National
May 4th, 2001



They've written catchy crap in the past, but something about Blues Traveler's always felt kinda soulless, and that something is slathered all over Bridge.

With its poppy bounce and John Popper's mile-a-minute babbling, "Just for Me" rewrites their 1994 hit,"Hook," only with less charm. "Rage" doesn't rage at much as it drags ass through the same lazy gutters the band has always walked in.

The faux-funk organ riffs and wiggly melodies might keep the toke-happy summer-festival crowd grooving, but it puts us to sleep. --D.P.