YMMV: Collective Soul

  • Christian Rock: The band will go to great lengths to deny that they ever were this, and recent efforts by them have used progressively less religious imagery. However, their first three albums have songs that wouldn't be out of place at a Newsboys concert, and in fact have been covered by Christian Rock artists. Phrases like "Come on Gabriel, blow your horn" "Can I ask you just to light my way", "Giving me breath of your mercy", etc. have been used by them. This is especially prevalent on tracks like "Love Lifted Me", "In a Moment", "Reach", "All", "The World I Know", "Collection of Goods", "Reunion", "Maybe", "Forgiveness", "Giving" and "In Between". It doesn't help them any that Ed and Dean Roland are preacher's kids and that the founding members of the band met in church. Roland says that growing up steeped in religious terminology heavily influenced his writing, and that it doesn't go further than that.
  • Ear Worm: "December", "Run", "Hollywood", "Shine", to name a few.
    • "Fuzzy" has an incredibly catchy tune and whistle.
  • Epic Riff: Shine, December, and Heavy all qualify.
    • Same goes for "Where the River Flows."
  • Magnum Opus: Either Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid, Collective Soul or Dosage.
  • Signature Song: "Shine", of course.
    • To lesser extents, "December" and "The World I Know".