To follow up the underrated Into the Sun, Candlebox just released Love Stories & Other Musings. The album produced by Ken Andrews was meant to be a departure for the band. Andrews, whose specialty is a signature alternative sound, brought out the best of Kevin Martin and Candlebox. In a few ways it’s a departure, but it’s not that big of a departure. Actually, because this album was produced by Ken Andrews and has more of an alternative sound, that makes it sound more like an album that Candlebox would have made fifteen years ago. This is a good thing.