Hop Along
Get Disowned


4.5
superb

Review

by Alxander19 USER (5 Reviews)
May 28th, 2012 | 238 replies | 12,713 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: For you, I have to be young and happy.

2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Hype is a funny thing. In the internet age we now live in, it seems more and more that there is no middle ground. Hype is what can make or break a new artist. If delivered on, it can deliver a relative unknown like Laura Stevenson, who already is becoming an indie icon. Then there's the opposite side of the coin; take for instance fun., a band that was beloved for their debut album and are now maligned by many for going with a more mainstream and modern approach on their follow up. The age of instant satisfaction swings on a pendulum, and it swings just as hard both ways.

Enter 2012 and Get Disowned, the debut album from a reworked lineup of Frances Quinlan's mostly solo Hop Along, Queen Ansleis. Although releasing the buoyant and immensely satisfying Freshman Year in 2006, that album was mostly overlooked by a large number of people until the hype train started rolling on Hop Along. One listen back to Freshman Year, and it's clear that Frances Quinlan is a very unique and talented young artist who was bursting with the potential to make a positive impact in the indie/folk genre. So, two things could happen next: Frances Quinlan could keep doing what she was doing, and become a star in her own right, being highly respected and controlling a devoted fan base. Or, she could cash in on her eccentricities and gain a mainstream audience. Listening to Get Disowned, it's now obvious that an artist as unique and exuberant as Quinlan is going to keep marching to the beat of her own wacky drum.

Get Disowned is now the next big thing in the indie genre, and it delivers tenfold. Infectious, exhilarating, and eclectic, this is the first truly great album of 2012. Quinlan and her band have a way of making music that moves you in every which way, from gleeful to reflective to just downright amazed. It's not through some overwhelming musical ability or profound interior, but from the experience of getting caught up in all of the sweat and fervor that went into these recordings. There is an unbridled joy and unabashed comfortability in every song on this album that is too immense to ignore, a wave of feeling that washes over the listener. With this album having such a large personality, it's very unlikely that one could listen to Get Disowned and not either love it or hate it.

It's hard to pick out highlights, as from the moment the album begins to its final moment, it is engaging and exciting. There's the angular and poppy Tibetan Pop Stars, with a vocal performance from Quinlan that is surprisingly bitter, seething in the chorus, and leading to a huge band finish, intstrumentally and vocally. The lilting and softly buzzing Diamond Mine is downright gorgeous, slowly building with little discordant guitar squalls until it morphs into buoyant indie-pop, only to reach another short group sing-along and then Quinlan absolutely tears it up, accompanied by a wailing guitar. No Good Al Joad is catchy freak-folk that leads into soft respites of Quinlan crooning with a lone guitar, and then morphing into foot stomps and handclaps with endearingly off-key vocals, repeating the process until the songs close (sans the foot stomps and handclaps reappearing). Through every quirky and impassioned yelp, every swell of guitar, every euphoric chant feeling communal and every frantic rhythm getting your feet tapping, this is an album to lift you up, with the ability to change your mindset. Through being young and happy and talented, Get Disowned gives us the things that matter most in music: Passion, fun, emotion, and a sense of being a part of something that matters.


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Alxander19
May 28th 2012



123 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This is going to easily become a 5.

Alxander19
May 28th 2012



123 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

wait what the shit why is there no tracklist?

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 28th 2012



17195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Love this album. I really hope she tours off of this because she was awesome live when I saw her a few years ago.

Alxander19
May 28th 2012



123 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This is definitely Sit Resist's eccentric sister. I bet she'd be unreal to see live.

Alxander19
May 28th 2012



123 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

guise how do I fix the tracklisting for this halppp

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 28th 2012



17195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I dunno if the album edit function is still fucked up, just go into the mods thread (Message Boards tab>Sputnik Music>For the Mods) and post the link to the review and what you want to edit.

Maniac!
May 28th 2012



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

GONNA BE CREEPIN ON YOU SO HARD



I wish she'd creep on me. hard.

Alxander19
May 28th 2012



123 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah she's a cutie. Much thanks Adam, hopefully it works.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 28th 2012



17195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it might take a little bit for a mod to see it but it should work out for ya

Maniac!
May 28th 2012



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

She's not bad looking at all, but I'd make sweet love to her voice

Alxander19
May 28th 2012



123 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Good stuff man. Constructive criticism would be appreciated guys.

Maniac!
May 28th 2012



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

It's a good review, keep it up.

Alxander19
May 28th 2012



123 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

much appreciated sir.

Tyrael
May 28th 2012



20714 Comments


Hey Alexander you should have posted your request in the 'For The Meds' thread man :]

Alxander19
May 28th 2012



123 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

ah shit welp ._. It's not like I know what I'm doing or anything.

auberginedreams
May 28th 2012



5983 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

dude maniac please stop ruining every female musician for me.

Tyrael
May 28th 2012



20714 Comments


dude auberginedreams stop being such a fucking awful user

love,

ty

Maniac!
May 28th 2012



26246 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

what did I do? I gave it a 4, would you prefer I give her the Laura Stevenson treatment?

Alxander19
May 28th 2012



123 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I get the feeling she's going to be compared to Laura a lot now

auberginedreams
May 28th 2012



5983 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"I wish she'd creep on me. hard."

"I'd make sweet love to her voice"

didn't you already get this out of your system with laura?



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