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Hot and Not
on 14 December 2012
Look, this is a hard one to write. One can't review it based on previous glories as many others seem to have done. One has to take it as a standalone album and review it as such. And....it's ok. Nothing more, nothing less. The production it has to be said is shoddy and the whole sound is muddy as opposed to clear and crisp. The lyrics, with the exception of opener Every Inch Of You, are safe but non-amusing. Some songs could also do with a guitar solo as you would expect with this type of band. The Hawkins bros are bona fide guitar players but rarely get to show off their talents here. On the plus side there some great tracks on here such as She A Girl Eddie, Concrete and closer Love Is Not The Answer. Justin's singing is great and not as grating as some reviews would make you believe. So overall, a fair album all told. It just that....well, I'll get roasted for this.....it's just that Steel Panther do it ( killer hooks, great guitar solos, mind blowingly offensive but hilarious lyrics, indeed the WHOLE WHOLE parody thing) so much better nowadays. There, I've said it. Still worth a look-in though.