Make Up The Breakdown Review

artist: Hot Hot Heat date: 07/30/2003 category: compact discs
Hot Hot Heat: Make Up The Breakdown
Released: Oct 8, 2002
Genre: Rock
Styles: Indie Rock
Number Of Tracks: 10
 Overall Impression: 8
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overall: 8
Make Up The Breakdown Featured review by: UG Team, on july 30, 2003
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Overall Impression: This band are hot, that was a predictable opener wasn't it? Yeah, thought so, but Hot Hot Heat certainly are not. Four guys from Canada, hey that sounds familiar, Sum41? Too much of that Nickelback? Eek! No thanks. Thankfully Hot Hot Heat are exactly want you need if you're dieing for some light relief from these kind of bands.

In a sort Funky/Punky/Getupanddance! genre this album is so caught up in an anti-cool/geeky/irresistably catchy time warp back to the eighties, that you better start liking them before everyone does. Best bits include the geek-groove of 'Oh Goddammit' and the would be huge hit if Radio 1 had not banned it during the war on iraq ' Bandages'. Nevertheless, this album is not perfect with some dissapointment towards the end not being able to keep the full flow for the full record. But otherwise it is a fantastic album, unlike Avril Lavignes's, it is just a good band offering their unique and interesting take on the otherwise lame eighties. Look out for the next single 'No, Not Now'. // 8

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