Picks and Pans Review: Drops of Jupiter
It wouldn't be summer without a radio sing-along anthem, and this year's can't-get-it-out-of-your-head chorus (the exact words are "na na na na na na") is from "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)," the title track of this San Francisco quintet's million-selling second album. Train, which first chugged into stations on the dial with 1999's hit "Meet Virginia," rides more of the right tracks here with a southern-roots rock sound that recalls Counting Crows. Smooth orchestrations—crunchy guitars meld seamlessly with rhythmic pianos—mark "She's On Fire," the country-tinged "Let It Roll" and "Hopeless," a resigned breakup ballad. The standout, though, is the subdued, sax-laced closer, "Mississippi."
Bottom Line: All aboard