The Fourth World (album)

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The Fourth World
Studio album by Kara's Flowers
Released August 19, 1997
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock, power pop
Length 39:29
Label Reprise, Rhino
Producer Rob Cavallo
Kara's Flowers chronology
The Fourth World
(1997)
Songs About Jane
(2002)

The Fourth World is the only album released by the Los Angeles-based alternative rock band Kara's Flowers. The album contains 11 tracks plus one bonus track on the Japanese edition.

The band signed with Reprise Records and released the album on August 19, 1997.[1] However, the band had little success with the album and parted with the record label two years later.

This was the second album released, though it was the only album officially released by a record label by the band under the name of Kara's Flowers. The band continued to explore different musical styles until finally coming together again with James Valentine to form Maroon 5, who released subsequent albums thereafter.[2]

Singles[edit]

The only single released from the album was "Soap Disco", released July 22, 1997. A music video was produced for the single, depicting the group walking through a park and performing in an orange and green room. A storm appears at the end of the video.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Giving the album a B+, Tom Lanham with Entertainment Weekly said the "optimistic, lyrically awkward kids spend 10 more happy tracks turning the tables on lethargic slacker cynicism, with Green Day producer Rob Cavallo bridling all that youthful zeal."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, except where noted.

  1. "Soap Disco" – 2:40
  2. "Future Kid" – 4:44
  3. "Myself" – 3:05
  4. "Oliver" – 2:38
  5. "The Never Saga" (Levine, Carmichael) – 3:58
  6. "Loving the Small Time" – 3:32
  7. "To Her, With Love" – 2:52
  8. "Sleepy Windbreaker" (Levine, Carmichael) – 3:05
  9. "Pantry Queen" (Levine, Carmichael) – 3:46
  10. "My Ocean Blue" – 3:11
  11. "Captain Splendid" (Levine, Carmichael) – 5:59
  12. "Buddy Two-Shoes Wilson" (Levine, Carmichael) – 2:19 (Japanese bonus track)


We Like Digging?[edit]

We Like Digging?
Studio album by Kara's Flowers
Released 1995
Recorded July - August 1994
Genre Grunge, alternative metal, garage rock
Length 55:52
Label Self Released
Producer Noah B. Dante Gershman
Kara's Flowers chronology
We Like Digging?
(1995)
The Fourth World
(1997)

We Like Digging? is the self released album by Kara's Flowers. It was released in 1995 before The Fourth World's release on Reprise Records. 500 CDs were sold around Brentwood School and Hollywood clubs.

  1. "Peeler" — 4:41
  2. "Give Me Love" — 4:14
  3. "Mental Mind Fuck" — 4:35
  4. "Stable" — 4:17
  5. "Ray Pim" — 2:48
  6. "Leave A Message" — 6:14
  7. "Miner" — 5:01
  8. "Dame Cabeza" — 4:26
  9. "Clomb" — 2:08
  10. "Genius" — 5:29
  11. "Untitled" — 12:58

Stagg Street Recordings[edit]

In 1999, after breaking off their record deal with Reprise Records, they had recorded tracks for a new album without a record company. These can only be found leaked on the internet now, unofficially released.[5] The track listing is as follows:

  1. "If You Only Knew" – 3:26
  2. "The Fog" – 4:42
  3. "Simple Kind of Lovely" – 3:24
  4. "The Great Getaway" – 4:13
  5. "Good at Being Gone" – 3:05
  6. "Not Falling Apart" – 2:15 (not to be confused with the It Won't Be Soon Before Long track)
  7. "The Kid with the Velvet Eyes" – 5:13
  8. "As Things Collide" – 3:50
  9. "Everyday Goodbyes" – 4:01
  10. "A Day in the Life (Out-take)" – 1:14

Personnel[edit]

Kara's Flowers

Additional musician

Production

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ VH1.com: Kara's Flowers Artist Page Accessed August 18th, 2007.
  2. ^ allmusic: Kara's Flowers Accessed August 18th, 2007.
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Lanham, Tom (1997-08-15), "The week". Entertainment Weekly. 392:74
  5. ^ last.fm, the Stagg Street Recordings.