It's an alternative rock style with some folk on their early stages and definetely with a lot of funny and catchy songs. More than I could expected. :D
I think Collective Soul knew how to evolve through their long career since their clear but unready songs like Sister Don't Cry, to catchy and cool sounds like Burn
I discovered the band with their finest song Runand since then, I fell in love with every track I listen of them.
Their first album Hints Allegations And Things Left Unsaid seems to me an incredible potential with songs like Burning Bridges but with few force. The best is yet to come...
My favourite song on it is Wasting Time.
Their 2nd album self-titled Collective Soul could be my favourite for all the incredible tunes on it, of course including December, The World I Know and When the River Flows.
Anyway my favourites is between She Gathers Rain and When the Water Falls.