spill rocks, we all love it, amazing site, bloody awesome and truly great.But what could we do with? we have movies, awesome users, and great blogs but what else could we do with? a music blog! but not any other music blog, the right one ;). this blog is dedicated to the latest records coming out this year, but what makes this special? they're albums that don't suck! sick of the generic radio tunes? the crappy emo stuff? and the vastly repetitious tunes that everyone keeps raving about? well get ready to be steered in the right direction. if you love progression, energy, and great song writing with your music then get ready for a great read,these are album reviews but also reviews of the band themselves, they'll be positives and negatives but know this: i wouldn't write about an album not writing about. so hope you guys enjoy this!
No that’s not a typo your reading, hoobastank have a new record. Everyone remembers hoobastank, in 2003 their single “the reason” flooded radio stations and their album of the same name went double platinum. But it seems that in the midst of all this “panic at the disco” and “linkin park” anticipation for new tunes from them are none existent, that a poor marketing from their record label. But because you don’t hear your classmates talk about a band does it mean it’s bad? No, most likely it means you have a more diverse taste in music and should be proud. So the Californian band are back once again with their newest release “For(N)ever”. After a long break from their last release “Every Man For Himself” the band is ready to take on the world with their new songs and perspective of song writing which the album greatly displays. The title alone should be something to applaud; the concept of this record is how love can be amazing but also very dark and daunting. Let’s be honest there are times when you looked at your significant other and thought “why am I with you?” well this record takes every thought you’ve every had (negative and positive) and does an amazing job of captivating them. The album starts with the song “My Turn” (which is also their new single) and defiantly is a song anyone who’s been shafted by struggles in life can relate to, and closes with the power stomping track “Gone, Gone, Gone” which I truly dare anyone to tell me isn’t an amazing song. Other notable songs such as “I Don’t Love You Anymore” and “All About You” will defiantly be favorites for those getting over those pesky ex’s. but other songs such as “So Close, So Far” and “You Are The One” will certainly warrant some shock at despite how cheesy the premise of the song, they’re still very well written. You can tell that Doug Robb (singer/song writer) certainly went into experiences from others and himself to give music lovers everywhere an album which not only truly rocks (most notably the amazing guitar work of guitarist Dan Estrin) but a record a person can relate to without thinking “man, am I emo?” another great mention is the song “The Letter” a truly haunting and sad song which you can tell that Mr. Robb certainly took a lot of care to produce. My only gripes with the album would probably be how the bass kind of gets snubbed, in certain songs it’s a true highlight and certainly carries the song perfectly, but others it can feel abrupt and sloppy. But overall if you’re looking for a great piece of music to add to your list of “2009’s best” I find it impossible for this record to not get considered.