Music Review: Bulletproof Picasso

Have you heard that one of my all time favorite bands has a new album coming out on September 16? Train’s new album Bulletproof Picasso landed in my hot little hands this week. I’ve been listening to Train for as long as I can remember. Cue Meet Virginia. Late night coffee at the local George Webb signing this tune? You know you’re singing it now. And yes, they’ve been jamming out for 20 years. TWENTY!

I have all the Train albums so to say I’m a fan is an understatement. I once won front row tickets and floating around this house somewhere is a guitar pic from Jimmy. If you get the chance, there is nothing like a live show. Pat’s vocals are top notch and this band is amazing. In fact, they are on QVC September 5th at 5pm ET. Rumor has it this is a live performance!

Now, on to Bulletproof Picasso.

Bulletproof Picasso

In a word, Awesome! I’ve listened to the album all the way through at least 10 times since Tuesday night. I love it all. There’s not a song I don’t like. In classic Train fashion, the songs are catchy and so are the lyrics. I’ve posted this before but it’s not just the music that needs to resonate with me, the lyrics need to move me. Every song on this album does that for me. I’m moving like crazy listening to this album and know almost all the words to all the songs already. Each of these songs has a phrase that caught my attention which makes me love it even more.

Here’s the track list with a few of my comments.

  • Cadillac, Cadillac: This song starts out loud. I’ve been caught dancing in my office multiple times this week.
  • Bulletproof Picasso: The title track of the album showcases Pat Monahan’s distinctive voice once again. This song jumps out and get you.
  • Angel In Blue Jeans: I am loving this song. It might be because I saw the video a few weeks ago.
  • Give It All: There’s a message here. I won’t give it away for you but you’ll hear it too. “I’d give it all for one more night with you.”
  • Wonder What You’re Doing For The Rest Of Your Life: This song is super catchy. I foresee the music from this song in a super bowl commercial.
  • Son Of A Prison Guard: Life is hard. This song is tough. So is life.
  • Just A Memory: “I am who you use to love, you are just a memory” Let those words sink in. Deep stuff.
  • I’m Drinkin’ Tonight: Well, you can imagine what this song may be about. To me, it seems this song is a little darker, from both a musical and lyrical standpoint, than many of Train’s other songs.
  • I Will Remember: I love the lyrics and the music. “If you forget I will remember”
  • The Bridge: I feel like this is a ‘I dare ya’ song. So, I dare ya.
  • Baby, Happy Birthday: A song about forgetting and wishing and life. Sing it Pat.
  • Don’t Grow Up So Fast: Oh my Mama heart. Cue tears.

Since I know you want this album, you can preorder it on iTunes and Amazon. Go ahead, click those links, then come back here and watch the video for Angel in Blue Jeans.

Disclaimer: I participated in the Train Bulletproof Picasso album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.