Hold on Tight

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Given their emo-pop influences and powerhouse female vocals, it's hard not to draw parallels between Hey Monday and Paramore. Cassadee Pope serves as the band's centerpiece, howling lovelorn lyrics with all the marketable grit of Hayley Williams while her bandmates pummel through power chords and group singalongs. Paramore's platinum-selling Riot! incorporated elements of hard rock, though, while Hey Monday go for a sweeter approach with their own album, which takes its sustenance from bubblegum pop melodies and well-scrubbed guitar riffs. Hold on Tight also benefits from the presence of S*A*M & Sluggo, the veteran production team that scored hit singles with Cobra ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Given their emo-pop influences and powerhouse female vocals, it's hard not to draw parallels between Hey Monday and Paramore. Cassadee Pope serves as the band's centerpiece, howling lovelorn lyrics with all the marketable grit of Hayley Williams while her bandmates pummel through power chords and group singalongs. Paramore's platinum-selling Riot! incorporated elements of hard rock, though, while Hey Monday go for a sweeter approach with their own album, which takes its sustenance from bubblegum pop melodies and well-scrubbed guitar riffs. Hold on Tight also benefits from the presence of S*A*M & Sluggo, the veteran production team that scored hit singles with Cobra Starship's "Snakes on a Plane" and Metro Station's "Shake It." Writing in tandem with those producers as well as guest collaborators Butch Walker and William Beckett, Hey Monday come up with a number of radio-geared pop anthems: "Homecoming," whose guitar intro borrows from "Hazy Shade of Winter"; "Set Off," an us-against-the-world dose of adrenaline; and "How You Love Me Now," the sort of sonic guilty pleasure that inspires teens to roll down their car windows and crank the stereo. There's certainly some filler here, particularly toward the album's conclusion, but Hold on Tight is still stacked with enough T.G.I.F. nuggets to make it an engaging debut.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2008
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886973195925
  • Catalog Number: 731959
  • Sales rank: 39,012

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Set Off (3:27)
  2. 2 How You Love Me Now (3:17)
  3. 3 Homecoming (3:58)
  4. 4 Obvious (3:29)
  5. 5 Candles (2:56)
  6. 6 Run, Don't Walk (3:42)
  7. 7 Josey (3:19)
  8. 8 Hurricane Streets (3:06)
  9. 9 Arizona (3:36)
  10. 10 Should've Tried Harder (3:07)
  11. 11 6 Months (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hey Monday Primary Artist
Michael Moriarty Bass, Group Member
Anthony Pleeth Cello, Leader
Peter Lale Leader, Viola
Clifford Carter Piano
Perry Mason Conductor, Concert Master
Warren Zielinski Violin, Leader
Sean Gould Guitar
Joseph Pepper Guitar
Will Pugh Vocals
Cassadee Pope Vocals, Group Member
Alex Lipshaw Guitar, Group Member
Steve Shebby Bass
Elliot James Drums, Group Member
Warren Zalinski Violin
Michael Moriarity Bass Guitar
Mike Gentile Guitar
Technical Credits
Peter Cobbin Engineer
Isobel Griffiths String Contractor
Rob Mathes Arranger, String Arrangements, String Conductor
Butch Walker Composer
Scott Hull Mastering, Remastering
SAM Producer
Bret Disend Executive Producer
Sam Hollander Composer, Programming
Matt Govaere Art Direction
Sean Gould Engineer
S*A*M Audio Production
Dave Katz Programming
Sluggo Producer, Audio Production
Hey Monday Composer
Kumi Craig Groomer
Bert Disend Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    HEY MONDAY

    Hey Monday is a very talented group. A female fronted band with lots of energy. If you like Paramore you'll for sure like Hey Monday. The songs are all upbeat and you just want to sing along. :)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    If you Like Female fronted Groups you have got to check these guys out

    If you like Paramore than you will probly like Hey Monday. Like Hayley williams her voice is full of power and the other members are also talented as well. The group is a powerpop band but could also easily fit under the pop/punk genre. you have go t check this group out there are amazing

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