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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
On the quartet's sophomore effort, Hawk Nelson continues to refine its pop-punk recipe, bringing in a few unusual influences while still maintaining the balance of sweetness and crunchiness that made their debut so effortlessly enjoyable. Each of the first four tracks on Smile, It's the End of the World is a perfect, by-the-numbers combination of big guitars, tight harmonies, and catchy hooks: "The Show" offers a nod to R&B, but "The One Thing I Have Left" is a straight-up party rocker, while "Bring 'Em Out" is a shamelessly Pavlovian audience-participation number complete with cowbell! and "Everything You Ever Wanted" is a power ballad that the Click Five would kill ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
On the quartet's sophomore effort, Hawk Nelson continues to refine its pop-punk recipe, bringing in a few unusual influences while still maintaining the balance of sweetness and crunchiness that made their debut so effortlessly enjoyable. Each of the first four tracks on Smile, It's the End of the World is a perfect, by-the-numbers combination of big guitars, tight harmonies, and catchy hooks: "The Show" offers a nod to R&B, but "The One Thing I Have Left" is a straight-up party rocker, while "Bring 'Em Out" is a shamelessly Pavlovian audience-participation number complete with cowbell! and "Everything You Ever Wanted" is a power ballad that the Click Five would kill for. Later things get a little more interesting, and a little bit less obvious: "Nothing Left to Show" flirts with screamo, while "Is Forever Enough" flirts with genuine old-school punk rock before quickly bringing in the harmonic sweetness. "Something on My Mind" opens with a Beatlesque piano, and features one of the strangest choruses in recent memory -- "You'll nevah, evah, pull my levah/Not today and not forevah" is stirring and all, but does it actually mean anything? Several tracks later comes "Hello," a song with lyrics that are stupid even by pop-punk's generally broad standards, and it threatens to close the album on a down note, but "It's Over" and the contemplative "14" bring things back to solid ground. All in all, Hawk Nelson has nicely avoided the dreaded sophomore slump.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/2006
  • Label: Tooth & Nail Records
  • UPC: 094634561327
  • Catalog Number: 45613

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The One Thing I Have Left (3:07)
  2. 2 The Show (3:13)
  3. 3 Bring 'Em Out (3:23)
  4. 4 Everything You Ever Wanted (4:04)
  5. 5 Something on My Mind (4:19)
  6. 6 Is Forever Enough (3:22)
  7. 7 Zero (4:38)
  8. 8 Nothing Left to Show (2:54)
  9. 9 Head on Collision (4:07)
  10. 10 Hello (3:00)
  11. 11 It's Over (3:06)
  12. 12 Fourteen (4:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hawk Nelson Primary Artist
Willie Mae Williams Vocals, Guest Appearance
James "Jockey" Young Vocals, Guest Appearance
Josh Head Vocals, Guest Appearance
Everett Dallas Vocals, Guest Appearance
Kenneth E. Larry Vocals, Guest Appearance
Aaron Drums
Daniel Bass Guitar
Jason Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
Brian Gardner Mastering
Aaron Sprinkle Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Teresa Davis Management
Brandon Ebel Executive Producer
Randy Torres Engineer
Trevor McNevan Composer, Audio Production
Jason Powers Art Direction, Illustrations
Hawk Nelson Composer
Aaron Lipinski Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    The best CD in history! well, until they come up with another CD. My favorite track is Everything that You Ever Wanted and The One Thing I Have Left!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I *Heart* Christian Punks!!!!!!!!

    I luvvvvvved this cd!!!!My Favorite song on the track has to be "Zero"!Piano Ballads Rock!!!!!!!!!!! Jason Dunn ROX!!!!!! Please buy this cd!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    hawk nelson

    Hawk Nelson is THE BEST band EVER!!!!! I think this CD is great, I like all the songs, but my favorites would have to be Bring 'Em Out, Something on My Mind, Zero, and Hello. You will not be unhappy if you buy this CD. HAWK NELSON ROX MY SOX!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!

    A Christian friend of mine got me into this band. While I'm Buddhist, I still enjoy the catchy lyrics and such.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HAWK NELSON RULES!!!

    I cant believe that Hawk Nelson came out with a new CD! I'm sooo glad! You will not be dissatisfied! BUY THIS CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME!

    This CD is absoulutly amazing! I actually got to see them in concert, and they sound even great in person! This CD has something for everyone. Bring 'em Out was featured on Yours, Mine, and Ours during the party scene, in case anyone remembers. You'll love this!

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