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Hot Hot Heat - Future Breeds

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Hot Hot Heat - Future Breeds
Record Label: Dangerbird
Release Date: June 8, 2010
This review is a user submitted review from Jeremy Aaron. You can see all of Jeremy Aaron's submitted reviews here.
 
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08:42 PM on 06/17/10
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Gregory Robson
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This album seems very clattered to me. Almost like they're knocking you over the head with 51523523523 different instruments. And really for me it all just leads to one big migraine. My favorite songs are "20@12," and "Jedidiah," though that's probably no surprise. But then again, I'm very much a less-is-more kinda guy, so maybe this wasn't the album for me. That being said, Bays chases down some really heady lyrical territory and that in and of itself is worth boatloads of merit.
10:09 PM on 06/17/10
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This album seems very clattered to me. Almost like they're knocking you over the head with 51523523523 different instruments. And really for me it all just leads to one big migraine. My favorite songs are "20@12," and "Jedidiah," though that's probably no surprise. But then again, I'm very much a less-is-more kinda guy, so maybe this wasn't the album for me. That being said, Bays chases down some really heady lyrical territory and that in and of itself is worth boatloads of merit.

That's enough instruments to make Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' heads spin... I just have a very soft spot for the angularity of those early post-punk bands, and I think this channels that well, probably even better than Makeup the Breakdown did. I found it refreshing that they gave up trying to get soccer moms on board with their music and just let it all hang out.

There's definitely stuff that's abrasively off-putting to me, too. I listened to that Crystal Castles album that's getting all the buzz the other day, and I think my ears are still ringing. But the chaos that Hot Hot Heat bring here feels just right.
10:49 PM on 06/17/10
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This one is gonna need to grow on me.
06:50 AM on 06/18/10
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I, for one, loved Elevator. it's a great pop record with a more refined sound from their first album. that's why it was really disappointing to see them come out with an album full of sad mopey crap and I sorta lost interest in them. that being said I dig this album. it's really catchy but it sounds like they took a shitload of drugs. "21 @ 12" and "Future Breeds" are such jams
06:52 AM on 06/18/10
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I love the gang of four rec that you gave. very true.
06:55 AM on 06/18/10
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It has been almost 10 years of me trying to ignore the existence of HHH. Jeremy, you have convinced me to give them a shot.
06:56 AM on 06/18/10
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I, for one, loved Elevator. it's a great pop record with a more refined sound from their first album. that's why it was really disappointing to see them come out with an album full of sad mopey crap and I sorta lost interest in them. that being said I dig this album. it's really catchy but it sounds like they took a shitload of drugs. "21 @ 12" and "Future Breeds" are such jams
I agree. It sounds VERY drug-induced.
08:28 AM on 06/18/10
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I've been waiting for a review to check this one out, and I have been convinced to give it a listen. Thank goodness they're back on an indie label.
09:07 AM on 06/18/10
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I've been waiting for a review to check this one out, and I have been convinced to give it a listen. Thank goodness they're back on an indie label.

Its a really solid album. Give it a try for sure!
09:09 AM on 06/18/10
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Its a good album, but the instruments I feel are so freaking loud it gets quite irritating.
09:12 AM on 06/18/10
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Its a really solid album. Give it a try for sure!
Sweet, will do!
09:55 AM on 06/18/10
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Consider this purchased.
10:18 AM on 06/18/10
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i can't help but think this has moments of sounding like DRMANHATTAN's Jam Dreams....
10:32 AM on 06/18/10
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This is quite good.

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