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Hard Lessons, The - B & G Sides: Volume 2 Album Cover
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Vocals 8.75
Musicianship 7.75
Lyrics 8.75
Production 8.5
Creativity 7.75
Lasting Value 8.25
Reviewer Tilt 8.75
Final Verdict: 84%
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Hard Lessons, The - B & G Sides: Volume 2

Reviewed by: Merkin (04/03/08)
The Hard Lessons - B & G Sides: Volume 2
Record Label: Quack!Media
Release Date: 2008


The second volume of The Hard Lessons’ B & G Sides contains a few tracks that will catch you by surprise when compared to their other volumes. This volume has a slow indie feel, while previous efforts include more of a rock feel, with significant guitar.

On the first track, “G Side: Everything Away,” the female vocals fit perfectly with the keyboard. Even though it is a slow song about a lost relationship, it still is very catchy and has an uplifting rhythm. In “B Side: I Like Your Hair Long”, the male vocals come in soft, leading toward another slow rock song. It has a catchy chorus in which the boy spills with emotion, “I like your hair long / Sing you a love song / Picnic on the shoreline”; the song will get stuck in your head immediately. The lyrics of each of the songs are superb as they both tell separate stories.

The CD is short, but has everlasting value. The Hard Lessons are an up-and-coming three-piece out of Michigan that has the ability to be caught on the airwaves in the next couple of years.

Track Listing01. Intro: The Sound of Coming Down
02. G Side: Everything Away
03. B Side: I Like Your Hair Long

Recommended if You LikeSomething found in a Zach Braff soundtrack, Search/Rescue, Days Away

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11:38 PM on 04/08/08
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Adrian Villagomez
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I think Jason's already coined the phrase "Zach Braff-core." Feel free to utilize it.
12:34 PM on 04/09/08
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thehereaway
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i enjoyed the Wise Up E.P but B&G Sides haven't really grown on me
06:40 PM on 04/09/08
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looovesit
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i fucking love the hard lessons.

they're such good people. listen to their shit.

michigannnnnn represent.
06:54 PM on 04/09/08
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Merkin
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Quote:
I think Jason's already coined the phrase "Zach Braff-core." Feel free to utilize it.

oh well i'll change it to... "Juno-core" for you

forgot to mention, you can download all their new EPs here
07:05 PM on 04/09/08
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absolutecrunk
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Best band on Quack! since Tally Hall left. btw someone review the Tally Hall album!!
07:56 PM on 04/09/08
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Search/Rescue? definetly checkin this out
07:45 PM on 04/19/09
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jenny_ell
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thank you for reviewing the hard lessons. most underrated michigan band right now
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