Hawthorne Heights
If Only You Were Lonely


3.5
great

Review

by Jacob6293 USER (9 Reviews)
April 14th, 2006 | 105 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist


First things first, say whatever you want about this band and this album, but I don't care what you think. Hawthorne Heights is actually a great band with a lot of potential. And this album is a step up-much better- than their debut album. You would know that if you took the time to appreciate it instead of saying to yourself, "well a lot of people dislike this band so I won't even give them a chance". I'll admit it, I'm a Hawthore Heights fan. And a big one.

1. This Is Who We Are: What a way to open the album. This song kicks off with a powerful guitar riff, and it's all great from there. It's a fast song, and when you buy this album it comes with a DVD, and a live version of this song is featured on it. 4/5.

2. We Are So Last Year: Well, the intro sounds a bit like the last one, but this song is a bit better. I love it because it's fast and fun and the lyrics are powerful. The drums are a bit out of place here, but the guitar and bass make it worthwhile. 4.5/5.

3. Language Lessons (Five Words Or Less): The intro to this song is just a simple palm-muted guitar riff, and then the drums and bass come in. It's not my favorite and it's not exactly a highlight, but it's still enjoyable. 3/5.

4. Pens And Needles: Not the best and not the worst. This is just a tad slower than the last two. I think it doesn't show the band's instrumental talent as much. 3/5.

5. Saying Sorry: The first single off the album, and it simply rocks. You may have seen the video or MTV2 or something like that. It is one of the best songs on the album. It has a weird keyboard addition at the end, which makes it sound really cool, and the guitar and drum work are great here. 5/5.

6. Dead In The Water: This is one of the best songs by the band, in my opinion. It is one of the heavier songs on the album as well. It starts with a kick-a*s heavy intro and then goes into a slower verse. The chorus rocks too, and there's a wretching screaming breakdown towards the end. 5/5.

7. I Am On Your Side: I don't really listen to this song as much as the other ones, but it's still pretty good. JT's vocals in this one are not as good as the other songs, but all in all it is a good song. 3/5.

8. Breathing In Sequence: I don't really like this song, but it's not the worst on the album. It is slow, and that doesn't work for this particular song, but the vocals are good here. 2.5/5.

9. Light Sleeper: This song is really slow in the beginning. But that doesn't always automatically make me skip it. It is actually a very good song, but it doesn't really show how talented the band really is, because it is probably a filler. 2/5.

10. Cross Me Off Your List: This song is okay, but it's not the best. It doesn't really do it for me. It's just not as good. This is probably the point in which the album begins to weaken. Wait, on second thought, scratch that, because you need to be prepared for the next song. 2.5/5.

11. Where Can I Stab Myself In The Ears: Oh dear Lord, this song is great. Now this is what I call a song. It really expresses the band's musical talent. And I actually enjoy the screaming interlude in this one. This may be the best song on the album. If not, then I don't know what is. 5/5.

12. Decembers: Well, this is probably the worst on the album. I don't exactly hate it, but I don't exactly love it either. It's definately the slowest song on this album, and it's really boring and bland. 1.5/5.

So, this album is very good. If you didn't like their first album, you should still try this because it is much better. Pick up a copy today.



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Simon Kent
April 14th 2006


58 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

nice review but you fail to convince me that this band isnt shit

Jacob6293
April 14th 2006


125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

am i gonna get killed because people hate this band?.... i thought so.

Unhappy_Dean
April 14th 2006


107 Comments


Hey, maybe people will be kind.....

Anyway, I've only heard a few songs and lost intrest pretty quickly, so I dont plan on picking this up. Plus, the vocals, espesially the screaming, are a complete turn off for me.
Decent review though, just needs more detail yet.This Message Edited On 04.14.06

Zesty Mordant
April 14th 2006


1196 Comments


I haven't heard the band, but the review was a little short-sighted and generic. Saying stuff like "this song is okay" and "not the best but not the worst" doesn't really describe the album very well at all.
Also, you seem to have a personal vendetta against people who rag on the band and that also bogs the tone of the review a bit.

Storm In A Teacup
April 14th 2006


24393 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Remember, constructive criticism is not being mean.

This review isn't really good. The description of the songs aren't any good, and wouldn't convince anyone to buy the album. You didn't even really describe the sound of anything either. No one can tell what kind of band this is by reading your review. Try describing the overall sound of the album, and that way you can better get your message across to the reader.

Unhappy_Dean
April 14th 2006


107 Comments


Quote:
11. Where Can I Stab Myself In The Ears: Oh dear Lord, this song is great. Now this is what I call a song. It really expresses the band's musical talent. And I actually enjoy the screaming interlude in this one. This may be the best song on the album. If not, then I don't know what is.

I've learned three things: It's good, it has an interlude, and the band has musical talent......Not exactly descriptive. If it's the best song on here than you need more reasons than "its good".This Message Edited On 04.14.06

tom79
April 14th 2006


3650 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

[quote=Review]Pick up a copy today.[/quote]

No



Full Collapse299
April 14th 2006


507 Comments


I said it before, I'll say it again...it feels rushed because the lyrics are terribly written. I guess third time's a charm, well it probably won't be for these guys if they continue what they're doing for thier next album.This Message Edited On 04.14.06

DepthsOfDreams555
April 14th 2006


55 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I am a Hawthorne Heights fan too, but this was a pretty bad review. I think this was a big step up from their debut album. But most of the songs you thought were bad I thought were some of the best on the album.



And since when does the album come with a DVD I got screwed?

kolzig33189
April 14th 2006


335 Comments


according to you Saying Sorry is one of the top songs. if that is true i would really hate to hear the rest of this album. its probably like the first one- a very poor attempt that should never have been recorded but was because mtv decided this type of music is "cool"

ShrubHavingCoffee
April 14th 2006


12 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

bunch of emo F**s

TurnTheOtherWay
April 14th 2006


459 Comments


This is not emo...
And on the review: Description, description, description. "This song is good" or "This song's not that good, but it's not the worst" doesn't describe anything.
Also, I hate this band with a passion.

PTSS
April 15th 2006


5 Comments


This band really does nothing for me... I don't see any potential, nor any musical ability, in their music.

When I first heard them, i thought "Wow... it's one guitarist and a drummer... big freaking whoop". But when my friend told me there were actually five members (that's three guitarists), I had just had enough.

The only reason that these guys are even famous is because emo music is the new "it" genre right now. And because there songs are so simple that anyone can understand them, thus making them appealing to the mainstream hordes.

And they aren't even "good" emo. I'll admit it, I kinda like Fall Out Boy, and while I'm not a huge Panic! At THe Disco fan, some of their songs aren't band. But these guys are so f-ing bland...

Anyways, that's my rant of the day. It's less angry then tired. Tired of these talentless bands getting picked up and becoming the new "coolest thing ever".

1/5

diefamous
April 15th 2006


281 Comments


I'm sorry but if you listen to these fuckers then you have been dubbed gay.. straight up.. fuck this shit, its so annoying. Check out Behemoth.

zombies111
April 15th 2006


1 Comments


Personally, when you start a review off like this:

"First things first, say whatever you want about this band and this album, but I don't care what you think. Hawthorne Heights is actually a great band with a lot of potential."

it makes me not want to read anything else you said. Not because I disagree with you, but because the review starts off rather accusatory. I think that if you added some sort of intro and then said this, it'd be better.

sj_2150
April 15th 2006


251 Comments


"Check out Behemoth"

i simply cant get into them because of the vocals and lame cotumes... ill give em credit though they are a great band. just not my thang

altrockdude
April 15th 2006


150 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This album just about sucks harder than a vacuum cleaner. They don't know how to make music. I'm 13 and I can write better shit than this. HH = Fucking dip shit's.



there are only to good Victory bands TBS and the audition. This one happens to be the worst band to step on earthThis Message Edited On 04.23.06

Jacob6293
April 15th 2006


125 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

DepthsOfDreams555, when you buy the album in stores it comes with a second disc (DVD) with a bunch of videos on it. There's a sticker on the wrapper. Or at least there was when I got it. But yeah we Hawthorne fans gotta stick together!

spoon_of_grimbo
April 15th 2006


2241 Comments


i'm afraid i cannot take anyone seriously who gives "saying sorry" a 5/5.

it is frankly the most piss poor pile of wank with a fittingly shit video i have ever been subjected to. i actually wanted to scrub my eyes and ears with steel wool afterwards.

but then i thought, nah, ill just go listen to some carcass

Full Collapse299
April 15th 2006


507 Comments


it is frankly the most piss poor pile of wank with a fittingly **** video i have ever been subjected to. i actually wanted to scrub my eyes and ears with steel wool afterwards.

You have to admit, that video is good if you need a laugh or two.



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