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Hoobastank - Push Pull (May 25, 2018) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by beachdude, May 25, 2018.

  1. beachdude

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    The sixth album from Hoobastank, and their first since 2012. I received an advance of this for the site I write for and checked it out on a whim based solely on nostalgia, and with zero expectations. Believe it or not, this is actually a shockingly solid pop rock/alt rock album, and a very sudden and unexpected evolution in their sound. This is the first time they've ever really progressed in any meaningful way, and the results are way more enjoyable than I would've imagined possible. Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5's "Songs About Jane") does a fantastic job on production and makes all these songs really shine. Fans of Incubus would find a lot to like here.
     
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  2. beachdude

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    I know for a fact I'm gonna get ridiculed mercilessly for making this thread, and I get why... but I honestly am really enjoying this album! The singles aren't really the best representation of the album as a whole, a lot of it is much more interesting imo. Go in with an open mind and you might be surprised!
     
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  3. mattylikesfilms

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    I loved their first record back in the day- I’ll have to check this out and at least give it a chance!
     
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  4. Dumblecore

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    Dude every record has atleast a few killer tracks! Same Direction is my jam. Excited to check this out.
     
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  5. beachdude

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    This is pretty different for them, but I think what they did is pretty cool.
     
  6. vidiviciveni

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    It's not a good thing that both tracks kinda remind me of Paralyzer by Finger Eleven

    If the rest of the album is a little more ambitious I could see them sounding a bit like Bear Hands, but the singles are not great
     
  7. beachdude

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    A lot of the rest of the album definitely has a bit more experimentation imo, it feels more ambitious. I understand why they picked the two singles they did but I think they're definitely some of the most straightforward songs here.
     
  8. beachdude

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    I’ve had songs from this stuck in my head all week. Definitely one of the bigger surprises of the year for me, I’m shocked how much I’m enjoying it.