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Product details

  • Audio CD (8 April 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Extra tracks
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B0001Z2RD2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,914 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Same Direction
  2. Out Of Control
  3. What Happened To Us?
  4. Escape
  5. Just One
  6. Lucky
  7. From The Heart
  8. The Reason
  9. Let It Out
  10. Unaffected
  11. Never There
  12. Disappear
  13. Never Saw It Coming
  14. Out Of Control (Video)

Product Description

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)

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Format: Audio CD
You know you've hit it big when you start touring with the likes of Linkin Park, POD and other such big names after only releasing one album...
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.
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I loved the adrenaline rock tunes of Hoobastanks self titled album (still do), and so had high expectations for the new album. A lot of bands fail to deliver after the success of a break-through album (Linkin Park anybody?), but with this latest release Hoobastank should finally be getting the recognition they deserve. Although the overall sound isn’t that distinct from the previous album, with the same hard-driving choruses, the band have really stepped up their song structure and it’s reflected in their music. Doug’s lyrics are catchy, and though mostly centered on relationships are still diverse enough for most people to connect with. The music is solid, the band have shyed away a little from guitar effects and use a lot of distortion in songs on the album and acoustic guitar on some of the tracks, including ‘Lucky’. Songs like first single ‘Out of Control’ and ‘Same Direction’ continue in the same fast-paced rock vein as previous hit ‘Crawling in the Dark’ mixing crunching riffs with catchy melodies. ‘From the Heart’ has an almost classic-rock epic feel to it and title track ‘The Reason’ is a fantastic, emotional song which highlights the vocal range of singer Doug Robb. If you liked Hoobastank’s previous album or if you want a taste of what this band can really produce then get this album, you won’t regret it.
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I have always been fascinated by the idea of music as a formula. In other words, given a set of well established rules and relationships between notes, and the sequence in which they commonly appear, would a computer be able to write a good song? Hoobastank seem to provide evidence that it would. They have a highly derivative sound, and the formula that drives that sound can be summed up as follows:
Incubus
Less: Originality
Less: Lyrics that make you think
Add: Better melodies
Equals: Hoobastank
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.
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This is just one of my favourite albums at the moment. While I'm still pretty new to this band I love them so much. Songs go from being fast and energetic, to soft and slow, to hard and cool. I love nearly every track, but there are one or two I do not like that much. They all have really good intros too.
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.
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