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Happiness [CD]

Hurts Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
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The final show of Hurts’ tour in support of ‘Happiness’ came in November 2011 at Brixton Academy. It was special, a place they’d always wanted to headline: a special end to a special 18 months, that had seen Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson go from dole queue dreamers to bona fide pop stars. They were having the time of their lives, doing what they’d always ... Read more in Amazon's Hurts Store

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  • Audio CD (6 Sep 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B00383UJ2U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,879 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Verona
2. Silver Lining
3. Wonderful Life
4. "Blood, Tears & Gold"
5. Sunday
6. Stay
7. Illuminated
8. Evelyn
9. Better Than Love
10. Devotion
11. Unspoken
12. The Water

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Debut album from Manchester-based duo Theo Hutchcraft (vocals) and Adam Anderson (guitars, synths), which includes singles "Better Than Love" and "Wonderful Life" as well as Kylie on "Devotion".

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1 x CD Album
Europe 2010

1Silver Lining4:58
2Wonderful Life4:14
3Blood, Tears & Gold4:18
4Sunday3:53
5Stay3:55
6Illuminated3:19
7Evelyn3:55
8Better Than Love3:33
9Devotion4:13
10Unspoken4:47
11aThe Water3:41
11bVerona2:14

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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
To criticise them for being too 80's is like criticising Oasis for sounding too much like the Beatles. Yes I agree their look and to a degree their sound is unashamedly distinctively retro, but is that so wrong? If so 80% of top 40 these days would be empty slots.

Every now and again an act comes along that divides opinion, "they shouldn't be doing that" indie snobs, journalists included, it was the same when Keane released their debut 'Hopes & Fears' in the mid 00's, Coldplay too have taken a pounding over the last few years for being too dull, not rock'n' roll or "of the moment". When you have tunes to back up what you're doing, so what?, just stick two fingers up and carry on, that exactly what `Hurts' have done and done it brilliantly.

This album is flamboyant, massively over the top, power ballad pop but you can't deny it's an impressive debut. It's an album that will have the Coldplay effect for sure, certain types will destroy it down the pub with their mates, but once back home, secretly it will be the first thing they'll play on the i-pod docking station.

The Pet Shop Boys comparison has also been made, I think after listening to this CD, Neil & Chris must look within and shake their heads in great disappointment. It's the music they should have made about 5 albums back.

Just give it a try, it won't Hurt(s)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truely Fantastic :-) 18 Oct 2010
By toveyc1
Format:Audio CD
I have absolutely no clue why this album is taking a bit of a beating with the critics. Who cares if it sounds similar to other artists from the past. If we all thought like that then we wouldn't see or hear anything ever again as, lets face it, almost everything we encounter has been done before.

This album is truely awesome. Every song feels epic. These guys have obviously put in so much effort to make something different.

I for one give this album 10/10, there isn't a single song I don't like.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful music 22 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD
I discovered recently Hurts, of course by listening Wonderful life, so I decided to buy this album. It has great songs, reminding of the 80's. My personal opinion is that they sound a little like Camouflage. Buy it....you won't regret it!!!!!!!!!!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars promising debut 9 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
i heard hurts single wonderful life a while back and instantly loved it reminding me off the beloved,depeche mode and mostly pet shop boys at their most melancholy.so looking forward to the debut and it's good ,very good in fact but my only problem is that better than love aside - which has the euphoric sound of late 80's era depeche mode aside most of the tracks sound the same,devotion with kyle minogue is the only other song thats standing out just now,maybe the rest will grow on me.still a fine debut and for once one that lives up to most of the hype.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this music grows in your soul 14 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is the first album that catches my attention and have a deep impact to my feelings. I never thought I will be hearing something like this before. These boys HURTS they made me feel like I live 80's although I was just a kid that time I always wanted to live my 20's that time. Every single has a meaning and the lyrics are totally different than what you hear these days. The whole album is great and highly recommended.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solemn Splendours 12 Sep 2010
By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Question : Are Hurts as good as they want us to think they are?
This Manchester duo have not had the warmest of welcomes
from many in the music press. In some ways it seems to have
become almost cool not to like them. I beg to differ.

This is certainly pop on a grand scale. A hugely ambitious debut
and on this evidence the stars these two lads are reaching for are
eminently graspable. That the eighties have left their mark on the
music is self-evident but to get bogged-down in comparisons would
be to miss the point of these eleven magnificently crafted songs.
(Singer Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson are, in all probability,
both far too young for that decade to have been much more than a
misty uncertainty beyond the borders of their carry-cots anyway!)
Taken on its own merits a composition such as 'Blood, Tears & Gold',
as just one example, is as good as anything we are likely to hear this
side of Christmas and beyond. Its confidence is mind-boggling.

Mr Hutchcraft has a really lovely voice. Solid in the centre and with
a wonderful ring at the top. It is clear that he was born to sing.
His performances on 'Sunday' and 'Stay' lift what, in other hands,
might have been mediocre and cliched inventions into scintillating
pop anthems so uplifting they both made me laugh out loud!

The overall sound of the production is BIG but not undigestible.
A song like 'Evelyn' teeters perilously on the edge of bathos
but survives the sonic excess due to the strength of the lyrical
and thematic material. Make no mistake Messrs Hutchcraft and
Anderson understand how to craft a good tune.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Hurts! 18 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
I love, love, love this album! Perhaps it's partly because I was a teenager in the 80's and there is a nostalgic note to the Hurts sound, but it has a freshness too. The music has a big, anthemic quality which can grab you in the pit of the stomach: bet you can't resist racking up the volume. It's melodic, stirring and accessible, which should appeal to a huge age-range of listeners. This is just great pop music.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Good music!
Published 13 days ago by Jackie Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
LOVE THAT CD
Published 24 days ago by KSENIA POL
4.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff!!!
I was very satisfied with my purchase, such a great stuff for my collection, this CD is incredible. Thank you so much!!!
Published 2 months ago by Stylianos Papanikolaou
3.0 out of 5 stars HAPPINESS
SENT AS A GIFT TO OUR GRAND DAUGHTER IN WALES WE ASSUME SHE LOVED IT FROM HER THANK YOU LETTER, SO THAT IS ALL WE CAN SAY AS IT IS NOT MY CHOICE OF GROUP / MUSIC SORRY.
Published 4 months ago by DAVE
5.0 out of 5 stars Hurts brings tears to your eyes
The musicality of these boys are fantastic, the lead singer brings tears to your eyes, especially in the track Illuminated!
Published 5 months ago by High Seas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Have owned this album since it first came out and it's still getting regular plays (particularly by my partner). The 80s synth sound is what the album is about so why criticise it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by kindletime
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great Album, I do not regret buying this album. Anyone who is considering buying it. Go ahead. You wont be disapointed.
Published 8 months ago by Georgeyboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best cd puchase of the year
Fantastic and reviews I read before purchasing were all spot on - well worth buying and haven't stopped listening to it.
Published 11 months ago by mason byford
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
there is just somethig about hurts, theos voice is just lovely and every track is so listenable, i especially love the water, what a song
Published 11 months ago by jayne davies
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
very layered music, best enjoyed with quality headphones
i bought the latest album but i still prefer this one
great
Published 12 months ago by Ms. L. Keeling
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