Join The Parade" does nothing to restore Marc Cohn's reputation. There will be no hit singles. Few people will listen to this cd, and fewer people will even buy it. Does this mean the music is terrible? No. After repeatedly listening to the disc I found things that I liked, and like other reviewers here I agree that there aren't any bad songs on the disc. But, I'm not going to say that "Join The Parade" is Cohn's best album. I'm not going to say it's his most mature work. Every Cohn album is mature, and every Cohn album has good songs. "Join The Parade" is somewhat boring and dull when compared to his 1991 debut. On his debut, I felt what Marc was singing about. On "Join The Parade" I felt very little. Even with him singing about Katrina, love issues, his gunshot wound. I'd still rather listen to his 1991 debut instead. Or even 1993's "The Rainy Season". Both of those albums have more interesting arrangements to go along with his well written lyrics. The arrangements on "Join The Parade" are not as memorable. It's as if someone took Cohn and stripped him of his sense of melody.