7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 9 October 2000
HUP! is part of my nostalgia I admit, but it remains fresh and invigorating even all this time after it's release. Every track is a potential favourite, there are no fillers. This is one record that will never bet dull. For me, the essential song is Piece of Sky, a masterpiece. BUY IT NOW.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 16 March 2000
So everyone has an album that made them sit up and look around. And here was a band that, if you can believe it for one second, produced a second album with a sound that took their classic guitar pop, mixed it with a dash of violin and alarming folk tendancies, and stirred it all up with a big magical wooden stick named angst and bitterness. Tracks "Cartoon Boyfriend", "Goodnight Though" and "Room 410" overflow with dark, twisted romance whilst others "Unfaithful", "Golden Green" and "Piece of Sky" are like some sweet someone you Love telling you how they hope you'll die soon. Through a perfect smile. And we all know how that feels. Er, well I do anyway. Which is why Hup connects - right deep down in the pit of your stomach.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 2 December 2000
Easily the best stuffies album. From the tongue in cheek Radio Ass Kiss to the Country musictastic Golden Green. The last album Bass Thing did, HUP is the album I annoyed my friends with by playing it in the classroom when they all wanted to listen to Take That! And now, it's back! What can I say? You cannot describe genious like Don't Let Me Down Gently. I always knew they'd be back!
on 29 April 2011
The Stuffies grew up (a bit) on this second LP after the juvenile taunts of the first album. It's got a murkier feel and Miles' lyrics have moved on to suit a man in his early 20s. Overall, I don't think it's as good as the debut but the standout songs are great - Radio Ass Kiss, Cartoon Boyfriend, Golden Green and Don't Let Me Down Gently (da da da da da da da-ooo you?). I also love the unsung Them Big Oak Trees.
on 3 January 2012
you remember it, you find it, the price is right, you buy it, you enjoy it all over again... has it inspired me to check out any new stuff? Hell yeah...