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Every song a winner.
on 3 December 2001
The biggest accusation levelled at Hoobastank is that they sound how Incubus now sound.
True, on some tracks, you'd be forgiven for thinking Brandon Boyd was guesting. But this is the only nag about what is a very accomplished album.
The awesome single "Crawling in the Dark" kicks things off and sets the precedent for an album full of energy, emotion and good tunes.
Pigeon holing them would be doing them a a dis-service. For references sake, they probably sit in the nu - metal category, but Hoobastank are different from alot of the more modern metal acts currenly flooding over from the states.
The guitarist has his own style, the songs are written from a more basic punk origin and combined with metal stylings.
Basically, Hoobastank are a very good rock band.
They're not the most original and certainley aren't breaking any new ground, but check them if you like nice, unpretensious, uncomplicated, well written, sometimes well heavy and always tuneful contemporary rock songs.
An ideal pick me up for those long winter nights or a soundtrack to next summer.