Third Eye Blind

Label
Rhino/Elektra
Release date
28 Jan 2008
Running length
14 tracks
Running time
57:20

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Losing A Whole Year 3:19 144,274
2 Narclolepsy 3:47 14,100
3 Semi-Charmed Life 4:29 314,088
4 Jumper (1998 Edit Version) 4:31 2,942
5 Graduate 3:09 167,921
6 How's It Going To Be 4:13 190,551
7 Thanks A Lot 4:56 86,806
8 Burning Man 2:59 93,438
9 Good For You 3:51 82,041
10 London 3:06 82,733
11 I Want You 4:28 92,902
12 The Background 4:55 84,448
13 Motorcycle Drive By 4:21 131,876
14 God Of Wine 5:16 102,334

About this album

Third Eye Blind is the eponymous debut for the American alternative rock band Third Eye Blind, originally released on April 8, 1997. It spawned several singles, including top 10 charting “Semi-Charmed Life”, “Jumper”, and “How’s It Going to Be”.

While Third Eye Blind only peaked at #25 on the Billboard 200, it spent 104 weeks on the chart. Three singles from the album charted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100: “Semi-Charmed Life”, “Jumper”, and “How’s It Going to Be”. It is the group’s best selling album, having been certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA.

The layout of the back artwork was inspired by that of The Beatles’ album Revolver. There are variations of the cover art. The first US issue of Third Eye Blind, approximately 500,000 copies, featured a gold-tinted cover photograph with a dark red band logo. The photo was then changed to red with a yellow logo at the band’s request. UK and other Continental European nations continued offering the gold edition, and Japan had a cyan, negative photo cover.

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  • maccrash

    a surprisingly good album with some real incredible songs. this is how to do alternative/pop rock right

    1 Jun 4:47pm Reply
  • gonzeaux

    The nostalgia element with this is interesting too... I mean I wasn't there with it at the time but I remember being 17 and blasting Losing a Whole Year after my first real break up way more than was healthy. I just relate to this thing, the songs are so tight and the performances are way more impressive than most people would think when they hear "Third Eye Blind". The lyrics on Narcolepsy are awesome as well. Just fantastic.

    13 Mar 6:37am Reply
  • gonzeaux

    Pop rock perfected, hands down my favourite record of all time

    13 Mar 6:32am Reply
  • TyDy94

    Found this album at a thrift store this week. I'm loving it so far! Might eventually become one of my favorites, and I have a feeling it will!

    25 Jan 1:58am Reply
  • cityunseen

    Tony Fredianelli the guitarist from Third Eye Blind is Kickstarting a new band. Looks pretty cool http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/raineman/doubtful-guest/

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • jonnyj24

    Does anyone else remember the red colored cover? It was so much better

    16 Sep 2012 Reply
  • -PHANTASY-

    Was the first album I ever owned. My Dad and I still agree this is one of the best albums ever.

    31 Aug 2012 Reply
  • halfmike

    "Semi-Charmed Life is a song that everyone sings likes it’s a summer anthem for the beach when it’s actually a song about a sex and crystal meth addict" ... I agree but it's definitely not the first popular song about drugs. Hardly groundbreaking in that regard. Awesome song & great album though.

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • killhannahowns

    This album was my childhood, and it will always be my favorite album. Thank you 3EB for this masterpiece.

    5 Nov 2011 Reply
  • CaleShort

    Why is this so much better than their other albums?

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
  • CoralLaRae

    favorite album of all time. beautiful from start to finish. i wish they would have continued releasing music like this. but when you think about it you can't really make something like this twice, it just wouldn't be right.

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
  • aaronmeier2881

    Easily one of the best records to come out of the 90's. Incredible production, superb engineering, killer songs....just awesome.

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Fistfulofwords

    Semi-Charmed Life is a song that everyone sings likes it’s a summer anthem for the beach when it’s actually a song about a sex and crystal meth addict. Boom. Roasted. Read the rest of the article, "Five Subtly Disturbing Songs" here: http://www.fistfulofwords.com/2011/02/five-subtly-disturbing-songs.html

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • uselessgoo

    I always liked the radio songs....but this is my first time listening to the whole CD and I can't believe I didn't buy this album when it came out. Every song is pretty great....I had never heard the 2nd half of the disc before. Man, I missed out....but glad I finally got it. Awesome.

    29 Dec 2010 Reply
  • heyheymandarae

    It's like between listening I forget it's so great, and then I listen and it becomes my favorite album all over again.

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
  • lndeed

    it's amazing how many excellent songs are on this album.

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • shad0wr0ck

    Best 90's alternative album. PERIOD .

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • randycarmie

    i like the music bcos im inlove to my husband...love you papa m uah...

    7 Sep 2010 Reply
  • JakSpringTooth

    Legendary album.

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • slimm__

    My mom got me into this band when I was about 7 and I've been in love since. This album is amazing from start to finish.

    5 Jun 2010 Reply
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