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Former '90s alt.rock utility man Stacy Jones brings the gleaming steel wool of his American Hi-Fi out of the box once again with The Art of Losing. The album arrives after a curious live offering, which seemed to exist solely as an opportunity for Jones to fulfill a Live at Budokan fantasy. Nevertheless, fans of the 2001 hit "Flavor of the Weak" will find The Art of Losing and its title track lead single worthy follow-ups. It's appropriate that "The Art of Losing"'s slick, reconstituted punk jerk found its way into a Coors Light ad -- its chants of "Hey ho/Let's go/I'm gonna start a riot" and "One two/F*ck you/Don't tell me what to do" take the packaging of punk for mass consumption to macrobrewery levels. Impossibly,...
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Former '90s alt.rock utility man Stacy Jones brings the gleaming steel wool of his American Hi-Fi out of the box once again with The Art of Losing. The album arrives after a curious live offering, which seemed to exist solely as an opportunity for Jones to fulfill a Live at Budokan fantasy. Nevertheless, fans of the 2001 hit "Flavor of the Weak" will find The Art of Losing and its title track lead single worthy follow-ups. It's appropriate that "The Art of Losing"'s slick, reconstituted punk jerk found its way into a Coors Light ad -- its chants of "Hey ho/Let's go/I'm gonna start a riot" and "One two/F*ck you/Don't tell me what to do" take the packaging of punk for mass consumption to macrobrewery levels. Impossibly, the similarly processed grit of "The Breakup Song" is a straight-up knockoff of blink-182's "First Date." Jones includes another name-drop of Cheap Trick here, too; the production inserts handclaps, layer after layer of harmony vocals, and the thousand-foot-high guitar tone typical of songs mixed for radio. In fact, this is the sound that guides both Losing and American Hi-Fi, a band that's been designed and built for success in three-minute increments. "Nothing Left to Lose" splices played-out hip-hop phrasing "Holla back y'all," "All the bitches in the back" into smarmy Jackson Browne and Undertones references as the guitars chug and ring referentially; "Teenage Alien Nation" and "Beautiful Disaster" feature more bombastic riffery and meticulously placed potty mouth from Jones. Elsewhere there are the requisite ballads "Save Me" and "This Is the Sound" -- think a louder Goo Goo Dolls, but The Art of Losing is rounded out mostly by a jumble of F-words, cheeky pop culture references, name-drops Built to Spill? My Bloody Valentine? Mentioning them doesn't put you in the same league, and more buzzing 21st century new alternative rock helped out considerably by production chicanery. American Hi-Fi truly is the flavor of the week. [Losing
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2003
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 044006365824
  • Catalog Number: 063658

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Disc 1
  1. 1 The Art of Losing (3:23)
  2. 2 The Breakup Song (2:55)
  3. 3 Beautiful Disaster (2:37)
  4. 4 Save Me (3:55)
  5. 5 Nothing Left to Lose (2:57)
  6. 6 Teenage Alien Nation (3:01)
  7. 7 Rise (3:11)
  8. 8 This Is the Sound (4:11)
  9. 9 The Gold Rush (3:38)
  10. 10 Built for Speed (2:48)
  11. 11 Happy (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
American Hi-Fi Primary Artist
Stacy Jones Guitar, Vocals
Josh Lattanzi Voices
Jamie Arentzen Guitar, Vocals
Drew Parsons Bass, Vocals
Dave Gibbs Voices
Jason Sutter Voices
Brian Nolan Drums, Vocals
Bill Lefler Voices
Adam Fuller Voices
Technical Credits
Nick Launay Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Mauro Rubbi Drum Technician
Lars Fox Virtual Audio Engineer
Louis Marino Art Direction
Adam Ayan Mastering
Livia Tortella Marketing
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