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New Miserable Experience

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Download links and information about New Miserable Experience by Gin Blossoms. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 46:08 minutes.

Artist: Gin Blossoms
Release date: 1992
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 46:08
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Lost Horizons 3:20
2. Hey Jealousy 3:56
3. Mrs. Rita 4:25
4. Until I Fall Away 3:52
5. Hold Me Down 4:51
6. Cajun Song 2:56
7. Hands Are Tied 3:18
8. Found Out About You 3:53
9. Allison Road 3:19
10. 29 4:19
11. Pieces of the Night 4:34
12. Cheatin' 3:25

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Arizona’s Gin Blossoms distilled sun-baked alienation into tunefully rueful folk-rock of a high order. Built around the damaged psyche and unquestionable talent of founder/lead singer/guitarist Doug Hopkins, the group’s finest hour was its 1992 major-label debut New Miserable Experience. The torment (and twisted humor) implied by its title speaks volumes — the music here soars and jangles like the Byrds and R.E.M. at their best, while the lyrics unsparingly detail failed love affairs and blown opportunities. The combination is oddly exhilarating, as evidenced by the album’s two big hits, “Hey Jealousy” and “I Found Out About You.” “Cajun Song” and the country weeper “Cheatin’” add some diversity to the high-octane rock thrust. At the heart of it all are Hopkins’ dysfunctional dreams, revealing a panorama of romantic stalemates (“Mrs. Rita,” ”Allison Road”) and free-floating angst (“Lost Horizons,” “Hold Me Down”). The alcohol-soaked despair of “Pieces Of The Night” is genuine — Hopkins was forced out of the group, then took his own life not long after New Miserable Experience was released. The band carried on without him for a time, yet never equaled their earlier brilliance.