Why is Blues Traveler’s Four on my best 1,000 albums ever list?
Even upon a midnight eerie, you’re not gonna want to give this album a run-around.
Some stats & info about Blues Traveler – Four
- What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Rock, Rock Music, Pop, Pop Music, Blues Rock, Indie Rock
- Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
- All Music’s rating – 4 out of 5 stars
- When was Four released? 1994
- My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #792 out of 1,000
Blues Traveler’s Four on Spotify
What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?
Yeah, I know it’s audacious, a little crazy (okay, maybe a lot cray cray), bordering on criminal nerdery.
But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective review of what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.
What does Blues Traveler’s Four mean to me? What does it make me feel? Why is it exciting or compelling?
Four is the kind of album for me where I really wondered if in revisiting it (as I’d not really dug back into it for some time before the lengthy research process that went into this project) I’d feel it was pretty dated. I was very happily surprised that it does not.
In fact, Four sounds fresh and vibrant, John Popper’s big voice booming (popping?) and crooning, his harmonica skills on fine display, and the tight blues rock outfit behind him cranking out a consistently fun, energetic, and upbeat set of songs.
Four’s two big hits – “Run-Around” and “Hook” – show off Blues Traveler’s range wonderfully. “Run-Around” is endlessly catchy, upbeat, sing along-able, a pure good time blues jam. “Hook” is a top notch… well, hook, and shows off a more soulful, yearning side to Popper and the band. John Popper’s vocals are pretty amazing here as well.
“Stand” is a pretty good… well, stand in (man, Blues Traveler keeps doing this to me!) for the consistent quality and rocking blues jam vibes that roll throughout Four.