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3.29 | 56 ratings | 1 reviews | 9% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Train (3:08)
2. (Thinking and Wondering) What I'm Gonna Do (3:41)
3. Sometime (3:47)
4. A Box (4:39)
5. Looking For Love (2:58)
6. Mississippi Moon (3:11)
7. 67 (4:41)
8. Lies In The Sand (The Ballad of...) (3:53)
9. Run (3:27)
10. Fathers (3:21)
11. American Cheese (Jerry's Pianto) (2:54)
12. Picture (5:34)
13. Life Going By (4:04)

Total Time 49:18

Line-up / Musicians

- Ty Tabor / guitars, vocals
- Doug Pinnick / bass, lead vocals
- Jerry Gaskill / drums, vocals (lead on 11)

- Glen Phillips / vocals (4)
- Brian Garcia / percussion
- Tony Flores / percussion
- Arnold Lanni / percussion, co-producer

Releases information

Artwork: Alton Kelley

CD Atlantic ‎- 82880-2 (1996, US)
CD Wounded Bird Records ‎- WOU 2880 (2006, US)

2xLP Metal Blade Records ‎- 3984-15833-1 (2017, US)

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KING'S X Ear Candy ratings distribution

(56 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(39%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

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Review by Nightfly
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3 stars Ear Candy is the sixth album from King's X. It's pretty much business as usual continuing in the same vein of melodic heavy rock, sometimes metal as their 5 previous albums, the only difference being a slight drop in the overall quality of the songs.

There's still much to enjoy here though; opener The Train and Sometime are both classic King's X with their instantly recognisable style of melodic heavy riffing, soulful vocals and Beatles influenced harmonies. A Box and Lies in the Sand is the band in more laid back style, Ty Tabors chiming guitar arpeggios to the fore in a similar vein to Goldilox and Summerland from their first 2 albums respectively. Looking for Love and Run are both hard hitting powerful rockers and Mississippi Moon with Tabor taking lead vocals is another strong melodic piece. Picture is a late album highlight with it's quiet verse/heavy chorus, a style used a lot by the band over the years and an extended psychedelic instrumental section making it the longest track at 5.34 minutes; yes most of these songs are short and to the point. Life Going By is a fine album closer, Tabor taking lead vocals again on this mid paced powerful melodic piece with some excellent harmony singing.

Ear Candy is a very good King's X album, though overall not quite matching previous albums, but a handful of tracks can stand shoulder to shoulder with, if not quite their best, then the majority of material before. It's also a far superior album to what was to come over the next few releases. 3.5 stars.

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