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Tonic Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Six Top 10 singles. Over 4 million records sold. Grammy nominations, platinum albums, numerous awards and hit songs around the world, plus the #1 most-played rock song of 1998. Tonic was a musical powerhouse, merging the raw honesty of rock to unabashed melody…and ushering rock n roll into a new millennium.
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  • Audio CD (3 Feb 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • ASIN: B000028TZZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,833 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Future Says Run 3:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. You Wanted More 3:530.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Knock Down Walls 3:450.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mean to Me 4:130.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sugar 3:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Stronger Than Mine 3:420.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Queen 4:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Waiting for the Light to Change 4:340.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Waltz With Me 3:450.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sunflower 3:200.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Drag Me Down 2:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Top Falls Down 4:190.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Love a Diamon 3:560.89  Buy MP3 


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Sugar is the cure-all for your rock & roll blahs. The follow-up to 1997's platinum-selling Lemon Parade shows that the Los Angeles trio Tonic has taken a big step forward. Here they've forged a sound that's memorable and timeless, thanks to stellar songwriting matched by equally fine instrumentation and vocals. There's nary a bad song on this self-produced, self-assured 13-song collection. The more upbeat fare, including "Future Says Run," is open, catchy, and forceful. Ballads, such as "Waiting for the Light," are instantly appealing and beautiful without being sappy. Nearly all of Sugar's tunes have that hauntingly familiar feel. With the exception of "Jump Jimmy," which is redolent of the Tubes' "She's a Beauty," they're fresh, honest, buoyant, and gladdening. Here, at least, high doses of Sugar are beneficial to your psyche. --Katherine Turman

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Tonic ~ Sugar

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The first time I listened to “Sugar” was a real thrill because I thought I had found myself another Vertical Horizon – similar sound and feel, clever and meaningful lyrics, powerful and competent playing. But that comparison really isn’t fair. It isn’t fair at all. Listen to the album again and you realize they don’t sound like anyone else. There’s this subtle Celtic feel running through almost every track, married to the most sublime, soaring electric guitars. It’s like the rough kid from the wrong side of town marrying the little-rich-girl and somehow looking like they were born to be together. Probably because they were!
All of the tracks on the album can stand on their own two feet. Most of them are about relationships and love; some of it unrequited; some of it unbelievable. The first two tracks, “Future Says Run” and “You Wanted More” grab your interest straight away, but it’s track three, “Knock Down Walls”, that really hooks you. It’s a lyrical two-finger gesture; it’s the turning of the proverbial worm; it’s driving in your car, sneering and sniggering at pedestrians without feeling regret, remorse or any need to explain. Or maybe that’s just me.
“Mean to Me” is melancholy with just a little anger thrown in to complete the picture of self-pity.
The title track, “Sugar”, is perfect: “Come on Baby, get your shoes on, you’re looking like you need a rescue…”. It’s sweet without being sickly (try organic demerara if you don’t know what I mean). It’s jingly-jangly meets fuzzbox. Turn the lights down, the volume up, think of someone you almost had or almost lost and submerge yourself in it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must have for all american-rock lovers 2 Jan 2002
Format:Audio CD
One of the best CD's in my collection. Tonic provide within the album a mixture of rock numbers such as "Knock Down Walls" and "Drag Me Down" to more soulful ballads such as "Waltz With Me" and "Waiting For The Light To Change". The transition between the songs is quite excellently put together which completes an album from a band that's relatively un-known to the UK shores but one which I am proud to own.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sugar indeed! 9 Oct 2003
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This is simply great! Consistant and packed with superb songs. And here's a shock.... these guys can actually play! Think big choruses and power chords and you've got it. I discovered this album a couple of years ago and it's rarely off my player, which is always the test of a good album. It's a baffling mystery why this band are'nt huge!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hook driven alternative rock at its best 28 May 2003
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Tonic are a relatively long term member of my collection (I first heard them last year) but they remain one of my favourite bands. This album in particular has some absolute crackers on it.
Tonic are your fairly typical American alternative rock group in that they boast excellent guitar work used to great effect to construct chordal progressions leading you into a wonderfully emotive and heart felt chorus. However, Tonic have a huge talent in hooks. The songs are literally rife with them. This sounds bad, but trust me it is good. It makes the songs immediately likeable and memorable, but these hooks last. I still get goosebumps when they string it together in tracks like "You Wanted More", "Sugar" and "Waiting For The Light To Change".
This really is high quality music, not too heavy, not too powderpuff light. It is soaringly lovely. If you find that you like this band check out Dexter Freebish (stupid name, wonderful songs), Lifehouse (all things positive you hear are true) and Dishwalla (especially the album Opaline...a truly euphoric experience).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Indie rock from the US 3 Sep 2000
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These guy's know how to write song's. The tunes flow like liquid with harmonies like no other and music that screams out with sublty and beauty. Well crafted rock. 70's rock for the 21st century. Packed with setiment and emotion.
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