The Reason Enhanced, Extra tracks
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HOOBASTANK The Reason (2003 UK Edition enhanced CD album including 12 audio tracks and also CD-Rom footage of Hoobastank Talking To Fans picture sleeve)
Top Customer Reviews
It's now just two years since US post-grunge metallers Hoobastank released their self-titled debut album, two years of success and also two years of anticipation from fans for another great album.
And that anticipation won't turn to dissapointment as anyone who was a fan of their first album will be bowled over by, and rejoice at the melodic resonance of "Reason".
The range of songs covers different styles from the first two opening tracks of "Same Direction" and "Out Of Control" with their heavy rock plus their famous sense of melody involved, to the more tender songs of "Disappear" and "Unaffected", not forgetting the especially deep and thought-provoking name sake of the album "The Reason" which is becoming a favourite with not just Hoobastank fans but music lovers everywhere.
If several things can be credited to Hoobastank it's their great guitar riffs, the solo intros be it guitar or drum, aswell as their amazing lyrics all bringing you a sound feeding you different emotions and anyone who cannot feel moved by "The Reason" and not feel upbeat after listening to this album needs some emotional therapy.
Less: Lyrics that make you think
Add: Better melodies
However, the nice surprise about Hoobastank is that the lyrical shortcomings and lack of originality are almost completely offset by the hooks and melodies. This is a great album, in spite of the great debt that it clearly owes to Brandon Boyd and the err... boys.
The Reason doesn't really have filler. Every track has something to offer, and even the most mundane and samey tracks are elevated thanks to soaring choruses and great understated guitar riffs. If I was being picky I'd say that Lucky and Disappear don't really say anything that hasn't been said before, and Never There goes so deeply into Incubus-lite territory that it can't even be redeemed by a great tune and fantastic guitar work.
Everything else is of a high standard. The first few songs are all awesome, with the opening track just shading it in my book for pure catchiness. Of the more delicate songs (of which there are only three) Unaffected is the star. The title track is great, but has suffered from massive overplaying on the radio.
Overall, this is a worthwhile album. Hoobastank need to find their own voice, to step out of the shadow of more illustrious bands, but the sheer strength of songwriting here indicates they can do it, they simply need the courage to put out something less radio friendly and more challenging.
Same direction: Really good opener for you. It's a fast song with a catchy chorus. 5/5
Out of control: One of the hardest songs on the album. A shouting chorus, but the verses can be quite soft. 5/5
What happened to us?: This is a good song, but I just think the chorus gets a bit boring after a while. A good song though. 4/5
Escape: One of the best on the album. The drumming is brilliant and it's sang very well. 5/5
Just one: This one can get a bit boring too. The chorus is quite weak. 3.5/5
Lucky:It's a bit soft, but it gets harder, but it's quite a boring song. 3/5
From the heart: It has a good intro, but it's one of the weakest songs on the album.
The reason: One of the best on the album. A good song filled with emotions. Very well sang and nice, simple guitar playing. 5+/5
Let it out: It has the best intro out of the lot and it's one of the hardest songs. 5/5
Unaffected: Very similar to 2The reason" I think. It has a soft but cathcy chorus. 5/5
Never there: Another of the hard songs and one of the better ones. Good guitar playing and drumming. 4.5/5
Dissapear: I don't listen to this one that much. It's too long and it deliberately tries to be. A boring song. 2.5/5
Never saw it coming (extra track): Another harder track, but as bit more boring then the others. 3/5
So, that's "The reason" for you. Most tracks are good, but unfortunately some aren't. I think if you're an alternative rock fan you will like this, as there is a song that everyone will like.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hoobastank are another band from the post-grunge scene that have come under fire for their brand of middle of the road and safe hard rock tunes. Read morePublished 19 months ago by GreyJediMetalCore
I came across this band by accident and had to buy the album after hearing them. FANTASTIC! A cross between The Rasmus and Metallica. Well worth buying.Published on 7 May 2014 by deputy dawdler
Even though i bouth it for my wife i listened to it and i liked it, I'm not a fan of Hoobastank but I guess i can start listening to them now on.Published on 25 July 2013 by Cesar h.
Bought this album for the title track, like it so much going to buy more of there albums. Have a listen you will like it, and 'The reason' is a powerful melody with great lyricsPublished on 28 May 2013 by gpzwaz