- Audio CD (18 May 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Columbia
- ASIN: B001EOQUZA
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,430 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Hold On Tight CD
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Given their emo-pop influences and powerhouse female vocals, it's hard not to draw parallels between Hey Monday and Paramore. Cassadee Pope serves as the band's centerpiece, howling lovelorn lyrics with all the marketable grit of Hayley Williams while her bandmates pummel through power chords and group singalongs. Paramore's platinum-selling Riot! incorporated elements of hard rock, though, while Hey Monday go for a sweeter approach with their own album, which takes its sustenance from bubblegum pop melodies and well-scrubbed guitar riffs. Hold on Tight also benefits from the presence of S*A*M & Sluggo, the veteran production team that scored hit singles with Cobra Starship's "Snakes on a Plane" and Metro Station's "Shake It." Writing in tandem with those producers (as well as guest collaborators Butch Walker and William Beckett), Hey Monday come up with a number of radio-geared pop anthems: "Homecoming," whose guitar intro borrows from "Hazy Shade of Winter";" "Set Off," an us-against-the-world dose of adrenaline; and "How You Love Me Now," the sort of sonic guilty pleasure that inspires teens to roll down their car windows and crank the stereo. There's certainly some filler here, particularly toward the album's conclusion, but Hold on Tight is still stacked with enough T.G.I.F. nuggets to make it an engaging debut.
Top Customer Reviews
Highlights of the album, for me, are: Homecoming (this is their single), How You Love Me Now, Obvious and Should've Tried Harder. Their upbeat songs work much better; the songs like Candles and 6 Months have a saccharine, cliched feel to them. Cassadee's voice is perfectly fine at some times but at others it's sickly sweet - therefore I steer well clear of the ballards.
In fairness to Hey Monday, they have a lot of potential. I saw their live set supporting Fall Out Boy in London and they were pretty good there - they lost the manufactured edge to their music.
All in all, it's not a must-have of 09 but it makes comfortable, easy listening.
"Candles" and "6 Months" are the token slow tracks, but both work - "Candles" in particular is great. The rest of the album is faster, heavier pop-punk tracks, with "Run, Don't Walk", "Josey" and "Obvious" my personal favourites. The only track I'm not really into is first single "Homecoming", which seems a bit out of place.
If you like stuff like All Time Low or You Me At Six, this should be up your street (with the added bonus of a very pretty vocalist).
...and for the record, I'd take this over Paramore any day!
1. Set Off - 7/10 Average, catchy and very sweet. Lyric meaning are a bit of a mystery though
2. How You Love Me Now - 10/10 One of my personal favourites. Very good idea for a song and an enjoyable rhythm and tune to listen to. Love this song.
3. Homecoming - Hmmm 8/10, their single, I believe. It's ok, very different to the rest of the album, being slightly 'darker' in comparison, but still good and interesting to listen to.
4. Obvious - 8/10 Lovely to hear and lyrics are very sweet. The singers voice gives me gooze bumps in this song, it fits so well.
5. Candles - 6/10 the singer doesn't do Ballards very well, and the bands style in general doesn't really fit. Not the best
6. Run, Don't Walk - 10/10 Also an amazing track. Very sweet and mushy, lovely lyrics and the singers voice sounds amazing.
7. Josey - 9/10 Strange thing to write a song about, but after just turning 18 years old, I can understand and relate to the lyrics and the ideas behind it. Good backing for the singer's voice
8. Hurricane Streets - 8/10 Lovely and soooo sweet! A true feel good song, using lyrics like 'Live faster, love stronger' - one of those types :)
9. Arizona - 9/10 Although the lyrics slightly confuse me, this song is one of the catchiest on the whole album. You find yourself singing the chorus after only one listen.
10. Should've Tried Harder - 9/10 Also an awesome song and an amazing idea behind it.Read more ›
I rarely give out 5-star ratings but in the pop-rock genre Hold on Tight is, to me at least, outstanding. Every track is filled with energy, exuberance and joie de vivre, and I defy anyone who likes the lighter side of rock not to find yourself tapping your feet (or even banging your head), singing along and grinning like an idiot by the time you get a few moments into the first track. It's difficult to choose one standout track but my favourites are Obvious, Run Don't Walk and Josey. The slower, acoustic track, Candles, is the best known track in the UK (probably because it has featured in Glee)and is a lovely sing along.
Although it doesn't have the 'heaviness' of Heart, Vixen or Bon Jovi (bands from 'my day'), when I listen to this album I'm reminded of those bands because of the sheer infectious energy and gorgeous melodies in every song.
Ok, Hold on Tight is not going to change the face of music, and if you're after heavier, moodier rock (my usual natural habitat musically speaking) then this isn't the album for you but as unashamed pop-rock goes this, for me, takes some beating.
i took the time to listen to the album, and my mind was completley changed. apart from the fact that they share a record label and are both fronted by females, paramore are nothing compared to HM. cassidee sounds amazing, and showcases her talent in a range of diffent tempo songs, which for a debut album, shows us that we can expect big things from them. all i have to say is that if you dont buy this album, you are seriously deluded.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ordered this for my daughter as she's really into these and a couple of other bands. My daughter loves it loads and is thrilled it came quick and packed well.Published on 17 April 2012 by Sam043
Just don't even waste your time. the album is typical pop-punk with a female lead, only the female lead isn't good. Cassadee Pope sounds like an auto-tuned mess. Read morePublished on 9 Dec. 2010 by L. Johnosn
it was good, got ita few days before i went to see them live.
Really good album, and really great show.
As my title says, this is a manufactured band, like the Monkeys for a new generation, hehe, although, as far as I know, these guys do play their own instruments. Read morePublished on 15 Jun. 2009 by H. Williamson
A great new emo band from the states.All the songs have catchy riffs & bridges.If you like bands such as Paramore & you me at six,definatley get this album!!Published on 23 Mar. 2009 by RIC 102