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Made
     

Made

by Hawk Nelson
 

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Hawk Nelson's sixth album, 2013's Made, is another big-hearted, big-sounding emo-pop album that's fully stocked with big, hooky choruses. Just like all their albums to date, there's far more pop in their sound than there is emo and not a single note, vocal, or emotion is out of place. The sound is very much of the time with Auto-Tune, fake turntable scratches,

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Hawk Nelson's sixth album, 2013's Made, is another big-hearted, big-sounding emo-pop album that's fully stocked with big, hooky choruses. Just like all their albums to date, there's far more pop in their sound than there is emo and not a single note, vocal, or emotion is out of place. The sound is very much of the time with Auto-Tune, fake turntable scratches, little bits of electronics poking through the edges of the mix, and a guest rap (from Blanca of Group 1 Crew on the inspiring dance-pop tune "Elevator") all making appearances -- almost any song would sound perfect on a pop radio station. The mix of uplifting rockers, stadium-ready ballads, and straight-ahead pop songs makes for a varied listening experience and the trio espouses its strong love of God with an easygoing approach that won't turn off listeners whose faith may not be as strong but still want to hear some nice non-threatening modern rock. While the album does work when it tries to reach the back row, when they strip back the big, super-slick production and aim smaller, they hit the target a little harder. "Outside the Lines" is a sparse and bouncy acoustic guitar-led song that feels just a little bit more heartfelt for being small-scale. This is a direction they could easily head and score great success, if they ever get tired of making epic-sounding albums like Made. Until then, Hawk Nelson will do fine sticking to the tried and true formula they use here.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/02/2013
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0736211605191
catalogNumber:
116051

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Performance Credits

Hawk Nelson   Primary Artist
David Henry   Cello,Viola
Tim Lauer   Piano,Keyboards
Bart Millard   Vocals
Matt Hammitt   Vocals
Julia Ross   Vocals
Justin Benner   Percussion,Drums
Mike Donehey   Vocals
Daniel Biro   Bass
Seth Mosley   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Blanca   Vocals
Travis Terrell   Piano,Keyboards
Jon Steingard   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Scott Mills   Guitar

Technical Credits

Tim Lauer   Programming
Aaron Rice   Composer
Phillip LaRue   Composer
Matt Hammitt   Composer
Mike Donehey   Composer
Jordan Mohilowski   Composer
Seth Mosley   Composer,Programming,Producer
Sam Tinnesz   Composer
Bonnie Biro   Art Direction
Travis Terrell   Programming
Jon Steingard   Composer,Programming,Producer

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