Savage Garden had became one of Australia’s biggest pop artists. They achieved success not just in their own country, rather, became successful musicians worldwide. It started with this self-titled album which sold millions of albums. The album is consisted of pop rock songs which led comparisons to Swedish pop rock duo, Roxette, which they had similar sounds.
I Want You
This song is pop rock with lyrics sang too fast. I remember when I try to sing it but hardly succeeded due to the fast verses. The song brought them to mainstream success when it reached the top 5 of Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 7.5 out of 10
To the Moon and Back
Savage Garden went more slower in this pop rock ballad. The song became a top 30 hit in America but had better performance in UK where it went top 10.
Rate: 6.5 out of 10
Truly, Madly, Deeply
The guys went pop in this ballad which can be considered as the best single from the album. It is a heartwarming song promising someone you will do everything for that person. The song was the most successful single from the album which went to number in several charts.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10
Break Me, Shake Me
This song is probably the heaviest single from the albun with its heavy guitars in the chorus. It is my second pick among the singles released from the album. The song had limited release in some countries.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10
“Universe” is a pop tune which reminds me of Roxette. The song was released in their country, Australia, where it was widely received.
Rate:7.75 out of 10
Tears of Pearls
This is the last single being released from “Savage Garden” album. It was released in selected countries, but it had airplays in Asia. It perfomed moderately in countries where it charted.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10
Credits: Billboard / Wikipedia
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