In 1994, Collective Soul went to #1 with their debut single Shine. While some derided it as “Bubblegum Grunge,” I quite liked it. It was different, catchy, and had a sense of fun that is rare in the genre.
They had a few more chart-toppers after Shine, including December and The World I Know. While not terrible songs, these always struck me as comparatively uninteresting and derivative. This is solely my opinion, of course, and I don’t begrudge them their success. But If I had never heard anything else from Collective Soul after their first hit, I’d be perfectly fine with that.
Are there any bands or artists you feel this way about?