Hootie & the Blowfish is a country rock band that became very popular during the second half of the 1990s. Their fame all started with their album Cracked Rear View, their major label debut, released on July 5, 1994. It was the highest selling album of 1995, with 10.5 million shipments that year alone, eventually shipping 16 million copies to retailers by March 31, 1999. It is tied with several albums, all certified 16x Platinum, for the fifteenth best selling album of all time in the United States.
This album really strikes me as a great album because of their two hit songs “Let Her Cry” and “ Only Wanna Be With You.” These songs are about love, in a good way. It isn’t anything depressing like many of the rock songs we hear today. It just has a nice, calm feeling and it gets you thinking of the ones you love most and how you want to be with them. I think when Darius Rucker wrote these two songs, it came straight from the bottom of his heart. I know what he felt, it’s just I don’t have the talent to put these thoughts down on paper and sing it. That’s why I give him ups. I think this is a great album and deserves 5 stars.