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Released: 30.10.15

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Although it mostly slipped under the radar in the UK, San Franciscans Third Eye Blind released one of the strongest debuts in American indie guitar rock back in 1997. Infighting and line-up changes ensured they never really capitalised on the early promise and success of their self-titled debut and 1999’s Blue, but Dopamine sees frontman Stephan Jenkins back on fine form for their first record in six years. The beautiful Shipboard Cook and  the poignant Exiles are the best songs the band have written since 1999’s 10 Days Late, and whilst the semi-rap of Rites Of Passage is no Semi-Charmed Life, it’s still a great tune in its own right, as is the haunting obsessive love of Blade.

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