Toad the Wet Sprocket “Dulcinea” Review

The cryptically named Dulcinea (named after a character in Don Quixote) seems to correct Toad’s trajectory from where they left off in Pale.  It might have been a reaction to the overtly lush and known-to-be-more-optimistic-than-it-is Fear,  which, despite its success, seems like a slight detour in the hindsight.  More idiosyncratic with darker edges pushed forefront, …

Toad the Wet Sprocket “Fear” Review

Fear is Toad the Wet Sprocket’s coming-of-age album, one where they graduated from woodshedding of the first two albums (which aren’t without their charms) to a fully-formed artist.  And what an artistry it is.  2016 marks the 25th anniversary of its release, but a quarter-century hasn’t resulted in the album sounding aged at …