3 of 3 thought this review was well written
Hollerado are an Indie Rock band out of Canada, who with their first album completely blew me away. Compared to some of the reviews on here, my knowledge on music is extremely mediocre so bear with me as I describe why this is awesome as a casual listener.
For those that don't want to go through my runthrough of the album, heres just a short cover of the album plays out. The album starts with a huge burst of intensity and ends on the same level, with a tiny break in the middle for some emotional outsourcing. The lyrics from each song are outstanding, most telling a story, while some tell stories that make no sense at all, and yet the way the words are strung together allows them to be listened to over and over. The style of playing is incredibly catchy and alot of this album just wants to induce random dancing. Its that catchy. This is just one of those albums that can be listened to in one sit through, or each song individually, and each is phenomonal.
The album starts off with a completely random acoustic song that in my opinion is doesn't affect the outcome of the album, not bad but not good, just kind of there,but the lyrics are slightly humerous so it's worth a listen, and hey you might like it more then i do..
Though the album kicks into high gear with Do the doot da doot doo. They give off an entirely energetic vibe while throwing around fun and catchy lyrics along with addictive guitar and rhythm.
The intensity continues with the next few songs, with most stories telling stories as well.
For example, Juliette is about just the life of one of their elderly influences, though im not sure if its based off experiences or just song writing inspiration. Hoewver the track features strong vocals and catchy guitar riffs.
Reno Chunk is just a vocal filler, yet for some reason seems to be the perfect intro to the next song, Americanarama,coincidently the first song i heard by them which has a crazy cool video (just a suggestion). This song features again very catchy lyrics and guitar riffs but blows my mind with, though relatively simple,a incredibly memorable bass solo.
At this point, the album seems to slow down for a bit, though the songs are just as good.
The emotions just seem to pour out and the instruments become more technical and entrancing.
Track 8, got to lose, starts with a soulful lyrical bit accomponied by an organ,yet kicks into a music more similar to the start of the album in termsof energy, but continues to be more of a balad.
Hard love ties well in with the last song, both being about love yet showing different sides of how to present it. I personally enjoy the sound of this song. I think it comes off as a bit country but I find the lyrics to be captivating and clever. The guitar is also strongly featured which is gives the song an amazing feel.
The album finishes incredibly strong, with the energy and speed from the beginning coming back for an encore. The last three songs just seem to glide together, like a series of paintings that are just made to be showed side by side. The lyrics are still catchy and original and the music itself remains captivating. Hollerado continue with the story telling aspect of their music and are constantly keeping theings fresh.
I'm tempted to put a suggested listen list, but i find the entire album superb.
However i personally prefer: Fake Drugs, Americanarama, do the doot da doot doo and Juliette.
I apologize for the mishap with setting up the bands albums.
First time on the site as a member, i got a bit lost.