Was close to write to the American roots rockers Train is back with their tenth album. But unfortunately it’s not much left of their Americana fragrant rock that have given us several great albums. Nowadays, they are a purely a pop band that completely have changed their style into a data programmed soundscape and purchased hitlist attempts. And have to say that the band has gone the same "trap" as bands like Maroon 5, Lifehouse, Daughtry and Nickelback where they really have focused on writing radio hits and lost much of their identities.
And is sorry to say that A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat is the worst of these records as this is more or less are unlistenable. Sure, "Working Girl" a very good song with its dance-like melody that works very well. Also "You Better Believe" is a very good song, which is not so surprising, as EG White co-wrote it. But in addition to these, we get a sprawling mass of over-produced pop that feels both desperate and contrived. Just listen to the terrible "Lottery" where the band flirts with both bossa-nova and samba in a chewing gum package. Equally bad is the funky "Silver Dollar" and 60's inspired, "Valentine" both of which are crap to be honest.
I really believe and hope that the band flops with this garbage that probably will be this year's worst albums. The band really needs to sits down and think what kind of band they want to be, because this isn’t something that they can be musically proud of.