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Final Verdict: 3%
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Production 6.75
Creativity 6.75
Lasting Value 6.75
Reviewer Tilt 6.75
Average: 68%

Various Artists - Another Hopeless Summer

Reviewed by: Thomas Nassiff (06/22/11)
Various Artists - Another Hopeless Summer
Release Date: June 21, 2011
Record Label: Hopeless Records


Another Hopeless Summer is the latest collection of exclusive tracks from the folks over at Hopeless Records, this time featuring 16, um, summer-y songs that basically comes to fans as a cheap mixtape. Being sold for only $1 at Warped Tour and only $3 digitally, the compilation features some songs you probably already have but also has a few nifty curveballs that make it worth the listen.

Even the high-rolling $3 digital price almost pays for itself just with The Dangerous Summer’s latest song, “Work In Progress.” Taken off the group’s upcoming full-length, War Paint, “Work In Progress” is a song we debuted right here on AP.net and it’s a great example of The Dangerous Summer’s darker side. The first two tracks on the compilation are acoustic numbers, All Time Low’s “I Feel Like Dancin’” and We Are The In Crowd’s “Lights Out.” The All Time Low single is actually better acoustic than it is in its original form, as Alex Gaskarth’s natural talent flows from his vocal chords.

Previously released tracks from The Wonder Years, Silverstein and Yellowcard headline the compilation, but Samiam’s “80 West” is an awesome little reminder of a highly anticipated Hopeless release later this year. The Wonder Years and Silverstein are both featured twice, as an acoustic version of “Woke Up Older” makes Another Hopeless Summer even more worth the three bucks. Dan “Soupy” Campbell’s vocals are as great to hear on this song as they are on the acoustic version of “Local Man Ruins Everything,” while it’s cool to hear Shane Told of Silverstein deliver a song without any of the screams we’re accustomed to from his band.

All in all, there isn’t much else to say about this compilation – it’s a good summary of what Hopeless Records has done so far this year with a few teasers of what to expect in the second half of 2011 and some cool exclusive content as well. Coming from one of the better record labels in the business, Another Hopeless Summer sufficiently provides a burst of entertainment to keep the attention of the label’s fans for a short time.

Tracklist1. All Time Low- “I Feel Like Dancin’” Acoustic
2. We Are The In Crowd-“Lights Out” Acoustic
3. Yellowcard- “For You And Your Denial”
4. There For Tomorrow- “Hunt Hunt Hunt”
5. Silverstein- “Burning Hearts”
6. The Wonder Years -“Don’t Let Me Cave In”
7. The Dangerous Summer- “Work In Progress”
8. Samiam- “80 West”
9. Anarbor- “Fast, Cheap, And Out Of Control
10. Divided By Friday- “Lost In Limbo”
11. We Are The In Crowd-“Both Sides Of The Story”
12. Damion Suomi & The Minor Prophets- “A Dog From Hell (And His Good Advice)” [Alternate Version]
13. The Wonder Years- “Woke Up Older” Acoustic
14. Silverstein- “Replace You” Acoustic
15. There For Tomorrow-“Nowhere BLVD.” Akoustik
16. For The Foxes- “Hold Your Breath” Acoustic
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11:42 PM on 06/22/11
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some great names there.
12:20 AM on 06/23/11
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totally worth buying.
12:26 AM on 06/23/11
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Damion Suomi & The Minor Prophets full length is sick. Best band on Hopeless imo but I like a few of their bands almost just as much.
12:35 AM on 06/23/11
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There's an acoustic version of "Local Man Ruins Everything"? Was it pre-order only or something?
01:04 AM on 06/23/11
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There's an acoustic version of "Local Man Ruins Everything"? Was it pre-order only or something?
It's the b-side on the 7" that came with the preorders. The audio is floating around on Tumblr, I think I even reblogged it. But I barely use Tumblr so I'm not going to find a link haha.
01:11 AM on 06/23/11
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It's the b-side on the 7" that came with the preorders. The audio is floating around on Tumblr, I think I even reblogged it. But I barely use Tumblr so I'm not going to find a link haha.
Haha ok, I'm sure I can find it. What other tracks were on that 7"?
01:14 AM on 06/23/11
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Haha ok, I'm sure I can find it. What other tracks were on that 7"?
The a-side is Dont Let Me Cave In
04:03 AM on 06/23/11
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Would have been cool if they put the new Enter Shikari track as a hidden track.
06:33 AM on 06/23/11
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My favorite label right now, especially with the signing of Enter Shikari.
06:43 AM on 06/23/11
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Would have been cool if they put the new Enter Shikari track as a hidden track.

Not possible with a digital download.
07:44 AM on 06/23/11
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Not possible with a digital download.

With the CD.
07:50 AM on 06/23/11
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Bought this off iTunes as soon as I found out about it and if it really is only $1 at Warped, I'll pick up a CD copy there. This really does pay for itself with the few exclusives, plus if you think about it, TDS's new song is 1.29 on iTunes so that's almost half the price as buying this whole thing.
07:51 AM on 06/23/11
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It's the b-side on the 7" that came with the preorders. The audio is floating around on Tumblr, I think I even reblogged it. But I barely use Tumblr so I'm not going to find a link haha.
Thomas, the real question is, where the hell are the last of those Springsteen reviews?
08:58 AM on 06/23/11
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Thomas, the real question is, where the hell are the last of those Springsteen reviews?
soooooooon
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