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  • Audio CD (13 Jun. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B0009F2BNK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,604 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. All The Rage
  2. Streetcar
  3. Roses for the Dead
  4. Hospitality
  5. Drive
  6. Monsters
  7. History
  8. Recovery
  9. The End of Nothing
  10. Alvarez
  11. Sonny

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Funeral For A Friend - Hours - Cd

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The second album from Funeral For A Friend confirms that the spirit of emotional hardcore is alive and well in the valleys of South Wales. Hailed by the band as a darker follow-up to their 2003 debut, Hours strays from the time-honoured boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl template, with vocalist Matt Davies tackling topics like domestic abuse, alcoholism and the death of friends on tracks like "Roses For The Dead" and "History".

Somewhat disappointingly, there’s less vocal input from drummer Ryan Richards, whose gutsy death-metal howls always proved the perfect foil for Davies’ sensitive, pitch-perfect tones. It’s not quite enough to unbalance Funeral’s perfect balance between sweetness and savagery, mind: for every "Drive" – a chiming, lighters-out moment that sounds unnervingly, towards the end, like Bright Eyes – there’s a raging, thrash-tinged "The End Of Nothing" that reminds you exactly why Funeral For A Friend are still more vital, important, and plain enjoyable than 95% of the other nu-emo bands out there. --Louis Pattison

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Format: Audio CD
Having loved the first album so much this is probaly my most anticipated album of the year. Upon the 1st listen it appeared to be not the same funeral of a friend, with no screams and not as heavy on most songs.
However the more I have listened the more I have fallen in love with this album. The catchy metal guitar riffs are still here along with Matt Davies soaring vocals. I understand the complaints about it sounding 'samey' ,the lack of screams from drummer Ryan Richards and i do miss them, but to be honest with them it would have sounded very similar to the first album.I can especially appreciate some of the more mellow offerings on the album including personal fav "History".
Overall i think it works better as a collection of songs that their previous effort, definately a much more polished and mature sound expressed in emotional lyrics.
Highlights include the 1st single "Streetcar", "Hospitality" and "Alavez" , but to be honest their isnt a bad track.
I hope fans can appreciate this release as a step foward rather than stepping back.
You gotta get this!
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It would appear so. The Amazon review for this album couldn't be more spot-on. The first thing you notice with Hours is that, well, it feels more mellow. It is no longer emo-hardcore, it just sounds like emo. A minor difference? Well not for this reviewer. Hardcore encompasses the phenomenal likes of Refused. Emo includes the likes of Brand New. So what am I trying to say? That the biggest feeling I get from this album is one of disappointment.
Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation was utterly fantastic. The perfect balance between hard riffs and controlled screaming married with an ear for a tune and soaring chorus', it burrowed its way into your head before you could do anything about it. It was an album of such promise, the only way was up for the young upstarts from Wales. The intensity was present in their live shows more than anything, a veritable whirlwind of excitement on stage.
And it is live where I hope Hours will truly come alive. Because on record, it just seems a little subdued. This may well be to alot of peoples tastes - easier on the ear, many may get more enjoyment from this LP. But not me.
First single Streetcar is a fine song, due to the fact it could sit on their debut easily. Likewise, opener All The Rage is a wonderful opening gambit, full to the brim with classic melodies and a speed that instills an adrenaline rush inside you. Track 3, Roses For The Dead is similar. Too similar. Which is part of the albums problem. A good chunk of it is just a little too samey. True, the 1st album also suffered from this a little, but one would expect the creases to have been ironed out by now, such was their promise.
End Of Nothing, however, almost sounds like an impoverished child of death metal, such is the speed and cheese of it's opening guitar.
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It was actually my friend who introduced me to Funeral for a Friend for the first time last year and ever since, I have been listening to Hours on my Ipod. It is a diverse, beautiful album with loads of different sounds and packed with heartfelt emotion.

Who could forget Streetcar?

I love the album because I can relate to it, the lyrics reflect my emotions which means sometimes it makes me cry and at others it makes me smile. My favourite song is Alvarez because the lyrics, "You took and killed everything about me" has to be the best line ever and its the perfect comeback to someone who has broken your heart.

It has to be one of the best albums of last year and I looked forward to the next. Both their albums in fact are absolute class and should not be written off as emo but experimental because they are ten million times better than MCR and all that other unoriginal crap in the charts which is considered as "music". This is music.
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I first heard FFAF about 2 years ago. I saw the video for escape artists never die on MTV2 and was thoroughly hooked. After rushing out to get 'casually dressed...' I couldn't wait to see what the welsh lads would do next. And this is it...Hours, an amazing collection of heartwrenching, blistering, mosh-worthy anthems from a group who deserve all the recognition they've gotten over the last few years.

Classic songs off Hours include the first single 'streetcar', one of the best songs of 2005, and the beautifully moving 'drive.' There is a diverse range of tracks on here, ranging from the slow, tragic melodies to pure, heavy guitar riffs that you cannot ignore. I would recommend this for any FFAF fans, and it serves as a great introduction to their work. Oh, and if you ever get a chance, go and see them live...they're one of the most amazing and lovely people to go and witness doing what they do best...ROCKING OUT! just buy it, you need this album.
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This album is all that i expected from FFAF. This is a band that wants mainstream success and a band that wants to keep themselves a "band". They made a comprimise. At the moment, the world has had enough of the screamo-emo-core. So many bands over the last year have shown they can do it. So with this album for funeral for a friend to get the two things they wanted they had to show they could evolve but keep their mind on the music. They adjusted to keep the mainstream success, keep the old fans and bring in some new ones.
They have kept the rapid guitars and some old school riffs, keeping the british spirit whilst matts vocals both tuneful and easy on the ears adds heart and emotion to the tuneful soul of the guitars and drums.
All in all, a few listens and it hits the spot. A few more and you pick out the lyrics. It will keep you listening.
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