If Only You Were Lonely

If Only You Were Lonely

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by Hawthorne Heights
     
 

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With the breakout success of Hawthorne Heights' 2004 debut, The Silence in Black and White, the little screamo band that could from Dayton, OH, could have easily taken the formulaic approach with its sophomore album. Instead, this rising new rock outfit does everything it can to broaden its scope on …  See more details below

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With the breakout success of Hawthorne Heights' 2004 debut, The Silence in Black and White, the little screamo band that could from Dayton, OH, could have easily taken the formulaic approach with its sophomore album. Instead, this rising new rock outfit does everything it can to broaden its scope on If Only You Were Lonely. One need look no further than the hushed, piano-steered closing number, "Decembers," which echoes both the Beach Boys and Death Cab for Cutie. That somber highlight aside, Hawthorne Heights haven't exactly ditched their calling card, as exhibited by the infectious, self-deprecating heartbreak anthem "We Are So Last Year" and "Pens and Needles," a bold, capable punk-pop nugget with serious devotional issues. The outfit's three-axe attack coupled with the distinctive pipes of J.T. Woodruff find Hawthorne Heights able to go where peers like Fall Out Boy just can't. Be it the downright winsome lilt of "Saying Sorry" or the riotous punk of "This Is Who We Are" -- painted with blood-curdling screams -- the group manages to walk the fine line between art and its aspirations of world domination with its credibility in check.

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Release Date:
02/28/2006
Label:
Victory Records
UPC:
0746105026520
catalogNumber:
265

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If Only You Were Lonely 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great album! I love every song on here, especially Cross me off your list and Breathing in sequence, but they were all spectacular. This has replaced The Silence In Black and White as my favorite album. It is worth every penny you spend on it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album. Every song has its place, and the entire album flows. So many EMO albums have songs you just skip over. This entire album is great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best album to be released since TBS put out "where you wanna be". Hawthorne Heights seems to have gotten away from the screaming, its still there, but subtle. AMAZING!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thier songwriting is average at best, and most of it sounds like thier old album, which was also average. And I'm not bashing it because they are emo, I'm just telling the truth. Hawthorne Heights has songs that would mostly appeal to the average 14 year old, but they are not very skilled musically.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is awesome! Some songs on the album may have sad meanings, but the CD is worth spending the money. If you have iTunes and this album isn't on it, feel free to just buy the disc. This CD also comes with a bonus DVD in which the lead singer of Hawthorne Heights, JT Woodruff, hosts an episode of VicTorV. My all-time favorite tunes on this album are: We Are So Last Year, Saying Sorry, Light Sleeper, This Is Who We Are, and Breathing In Sequence. Remember what I said, 'You won't be 'saying sorry'.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know how you could prefer one song over another on this cd because they're pretty much all the same. I couldn't tell one from another. However, I did like the songs, so this is still a good cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This band is the worst thing i have ever heard...and i know bad. I have heard post-London Calling from the clash. This is a truly bad band...their musicianship and songwriting are just so mediocre. And their lyrics, really just are weak. Just some whiny baby newbies who think that their lives of luxury suck. Id like to see them actually living a hard life. Emo is the worst. Whiny babies. Punk/Metal/New Wave all own this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I took a risk. After hearing the song "Saying Goodbye" I figured I'd just go ahead and buy the cd without taking a listen to any of the other songs, hoping for the best. I was very dissapointed. "Saying Goodbye" is the only song on this cd worth listening to, in my opinion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
both c.d's are amazing, and very fun to listen to. i think people can relate to some of the songs on here. worth buying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago