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Ideas Above Our Station [CD]

Hundred Reasons Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (20 May 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B00006690S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,868 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. I'll Find You (Album Version) 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Answers (Album Version) 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Dissolve (Album Version) 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. What Thought Did (Album Version) 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. If I Could (Album Version) 3:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Falter (Album Version) 4:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Shine (Album Version) 1:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Drowning (Album Version) 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Oratorio (Album Version) 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Silver (Album Version) 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Gone Too Far (Album Version) 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Avalanche (Album Version) 3:130.99  Buy MP3 


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Who'd have thought that out of the messy sludge that nu-metal trawled out of the swamp with it, a glistening gem such as Hundred Reason's hotly-tipped debut Ideas Above Our Station could appear from Surrey and blow everything else out of the murky waters? Ideas Above Our Station is a genuinely solid rock album of immediate quality. Heavy metal? This is precious metal--a true diamond in the dirt: rock without pretension, but fuelled by canisters of sheer emotion and raw energy. It's exciting, it's immediate and it will start a fire in your belly.

There are shades of early Pearl Jam here, particularly in the first single "If I Could", but such comparisons on their own are unfair--witness the gloriously deranged guitar of "Shine" or the restrained brutality of live favourite "Silver". The only trouble is their immediacy often suffocates their fragile melodies, whereas bands such as My Vitriol and Feeder have always elevated them to the forefront of their songs. What it lacks in finesse it makes up for in sheer dewy-eyed belief--there may be silver here, but they'll have to dig a little deeper to produce pure gold. "In my hands good fortune", frontman Doran near-croons on "Falter". On the basis of this, it is well deserved. --Ben Johncock


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock music as it should be! 12 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
In the middle of the sludge of nu-metal tthat surrounds us at the moment this by-rights stratospheric album shines. This is one great hope for British music, let alone the international rock scene. With riffage on songs like Silver and I'll find you of ear splitting quality, but change to the Falter ballad and you will be stunned by the sheer beauty of this epic.If you have to won 1 rock album buy this one-it epitamises everything that is good music without a hint of the usual arrogance of other greats.
An unbeatable emo-rock record.Without this album your collection is incomplete!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Hundred Good Reasons to buy this record! 18 July 2002
By Mr. M. L. Hawes VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Well not quite a hundred, but each track on this debut release should count as a reason in itself.
As standard bearers for the British emo movement of rock bands, Hundred Reasons have unleashed one of the finest British rock albums in years. Full of driving rhythms and strong melodies, this lot provoke a thoughtful mood as well as one of sheer exhilaration through a need to jump around the place, playing your air guitar for fun.
With a three killer singles in 'I'll Find You', If I Could' and the brilliant 'Silver', Hundred Reasons have delivered an equally impressive album which stands shoulder to shoulder with anything the US has sent us recently.
Hundred Reasons have an appeal which should stretch from fans of The Strokes, BRMC and The Hives to those who enjoy the melodic rock of Nickleback, Puddle Of Mudd and The Calling.
The best news of all, is Hundred Reasons have delivered an album superior to any of the aformentioned bands recent releases!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surrey Rock Storm 30 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
What an album!! From the storming I'll Find You opener to the beautiful Avalanche HR give a performance that combines power, energy, sensitivity and sheer genius. Musically it's not that similar to ATDI, although the energy's the same, its rather in a genre aside. This is one of my favourite albums ever-you can listen to this album all the time and never get bored.
Musically its top notch too. The interplay on guitar between Larry Hibbit and Paul Townsend is superb, and solid beats are provided by Andy Bews on drums. Buy this now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brit rock hopefuls come good. 13 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
Its been a while since we've had a nice bit of hype for small band. Problem is whenever a band is due to release their debut and they're hyped up they usually end up flat on their faces, rueing the day they entered the studio.
Not here. Having already released the best songs of the album on EP (sorry couldn't resist a small dig), I was beginning to get sceptical as to whether HR could pull it off. But they have. The familiar crunching guitar riffs are there along with the growling vocals we've come to love.
I was going to write about how their live performances are outstanding (and by God I just have), but that shouldn't be taken into consideration when buying this album.
For once a Brit band that promises much, and actually delivers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a fantastic rock album...finally 21 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
i wish people would stop throwing around such phrases as "emo" and "hardcore". It's a rock album, straight up, and finally. I have to admit I am a big fan of the deftones, lost prophets, ill nino and other harder 'nu metal' bands. But I love rock music (foo fighters, hundred reasons etc) and for me this is the first stright up rock album that has come out in ages with no alterations to it whatsoever, such as muse, who r good but sing high and add wierd affects. The guitars are distorted and clean, nothing else. It's a raw album and it's brilliant. I'm gonna start by talking about the last track. it's a just a guitar and vocal and it's beatiful. The harmonies in the chorus, oh just listen to it. All the singles are great. Track 3 is amazing. Track 11 is like shouty then beatiful singing again. Honestly u want a rock album? u want this!! it's brilliant
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality album ... 'nuff said 24 May 2002
Format:Audio CD
Well, this release from Hundred Reasons was eagerly anticipated and had a lot of high expectations on it. But boy did it meet them. It includes the crowd favourites 'Silver', 'If I Could' and 'I'll Find You', along with the other fast energetic tracks; such as 'Shine', 'Drowning' and the heavier 'Gone Too Far'. At the other end of the stick you have a couple of more mellower, emo style tracks in the likes of 'Avalanche' and 'Falter'.
All in all, this is a must buy, especially as this band have gotten this far through sheer hard work. None of this silly American nu metal "lets jump on a bandwagon" stuff, Hundred Reasons have stayed true to their roots and are now holding the British rock flag high.
Oh, and they weren't bad live, either ...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brits can rock ! 5 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've not felt the urge to write a review before but after listening to this album I am gutted for the band that they are not as big as they deserve to be. If you are considering buying this album do yourself a favour and buy it now ! It's difficult to categorise their music as it has such a wide range of styles from the heavy tunes such as "What thought did" and "Gone too far" to the softer ballad (if you can call it that) of the single "Falter". Tracks 5 and 10 are the tracks you will most likely have heard before as they received heavy radio play when released and deservedly so. I can't stand U.S nu-metal and pop - punk and while this album has been put into this bracket by critics, it has a sound of its own - I guess because it's British. I have only just got into this band and I regret not giving them a chance when they first came on the scene. With a record label dispute behind them and a third album out in March 2006 maybe HR will get the credit they deserve. I hope they do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Debut
Hundred Reasons emerged from the small towns of Aldershot and Farnborough during the turn of the millenium, released a handful of EP's before they eventually released Ideas Above... Read more
Published on 21 Mar 2012 by J. Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking rock album!
If you like rock music - buy this! I'm slightly embarrassed to say that I've only recently purchased it, but it's been on constant rotation in my car. Read more
Published on 4 Aug 2011 by Mr. I. Watson
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality debut from Surrey rockers
In my opinion this is Hundred Reasons best album, if you are a HR fan and you don't own this, i strongly advise you order it immediately, and then buy Kill Your Own. Read more
Published on 19 July 2010 by Mr. D. Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
An absolute joy of an album! It's such a shame their following albums failed to live up to this, but it's such a good album that everyone should own it!
Published on 16 April 2010 by A. Wall
5.0 out of 5 stars Hundred Reason's First Album
A really beutiful album, have now owned 3 copies, but they've all managed to get scratched with the amount ive listened to them! Read more
Published on 15 Aug 2004 by "brucey_baby_101"
1.0 out of 5 stars a great disappointment
I am surprised to see so many good reviews of this record. I have to say this album is a great let-down. I can honestly say I only enjoy two tracks: "Falter" and "Silver". Read more
Published on 20 Jun 2003 by "andy_abel"
5.0 out of 5 stars If you dont have it...get it!
I first heard Hundred Reasons on Kerrang Tv and I was addicted to them nearly straight away. They play real great music, Hundred Reasons are a refreshing change from the aftershock... Read more
Published on 17 May 2003 by "icon_redseal"
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable
this album is simply outstanding. deftly transcending all conventions of punk, hardcore, rock, metal and indie while able to be influenced by all the aforentioned genres. Read more
Published on 7 Jan 2003 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
For a beginner to this type of music, do not be put off by your first experience of the album, listen to it a second time and you will begin to pick out your fav tracks (no. Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2002 by Amazon Customer
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