Q (3/02, p.140) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Grounded in classic songwriting, Train's sound is cannily placed between The Black Crowes and The Jayhawks...delivering some nicely observed lyrics..."
Train: Pat Monahan (vocals, percussion); Jimmy Stafford (guitar, mandolin, backround vocals); Rob Hotchkiss (guitar, harmonica, background vocals); Charlie Colin (bass); Scott Underwood (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: David Bryson (melodica, Moog synthesizer); Charlie Gillingham (piano, organ, Mellotron).
Producers: Train, Curtis Matthewson, Matt Wallace.
Engineers: Mike McHugh, Charles Quagliana, Matt Wallace.
If you like your alt country a bit heavy on the alternative side, with light classic rock touches, then look no further than Train's debut disc. Fronted impressively by vocalist/songwriter Patrick Monahan and supported by strong, guitar-driven pop melodies, this is easy listening rock with crafty edges and unforgettable tunes. "Eggplant," "I Am," "Free," and "Meet Virginia" crackle with inspired hooks and reflective lyrics. Train's music is direct and basic. All around, Train is a total package of good music with smart songcraft. ~ Roxanne Blanford