That song was a hit in late 1999... and his 2nd album was released in 2004 so calling Tal Bachman 90's is a STRETCH. People are really lame who only listen to that one pop song, dudes penned a ton of great tunes
Obviously not, his new songs are fantast-eech. A little all over the place but in a good way, reminds me of some old (like b-side material that wasn't on either record)but definitely sounds fresh and new as well!
For people who aren't imbeciles and are curious this is about an hour long speech Tal did in 2005 pertaining to him leaving the LDS. Interesting and really moving too. His music is incredible and he's a very intelligent fella. http://www.exmormonfoundation.org/files/media/2005Conference/Saturday-Bachman.mp3
Absolutely... I picked the album up for $1 and it's definitely a real gem. He's very talented with arrangement and as you said great sense of melody in each and every song. He's really good with phrasing and accenting parts and where he overdubs stuff. Staring Down the Sun is also (to me) a masterpiece... he really didn't get any of the kind of recognition he deserves. The same can be said for Duncan Sheik and Paula Cole. People have small brains
I have to agree with Zach216. The hit single is fine but it doesn't begin to show off his talent or song writing ability. I like the song but IMHO, it certainly is not the best one on the debut album. I hear a lot of Beatles influence in his vocal and melody styles. My favorite song is Like Nobody Knows Me. In all honesty, the entire album is great and I am amazed he only got one hit out of it. What a shame. Just goes to show how messed up the charts are these days......