Silence in Black and White [CD/DVD]

Silence in Black and White [CD/DVD]

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by Hawthorne Heights
     
 

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The closest Hawthorne Heights' debut album comes to originality is that they rip off bands in two different genres, trying to blend the pop-emo of Thursday, Jimmy Eat World, and the other post-Weezer bands with the glossy, commercial pop of bands like See more details below

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The closest Hawthorne Heights' debut album comes to originality is that they rip off bands in two different genres, trying to blend the pop-emo of Thursday, Jimmy Eat World, and the other post-Weezer bands with the glossy, commercial pop of bands like Good Charlotte. With J.T. Woodruff's faceless alternative rock vocals alternating with Casey Calvert's equally generic metalcore barking over Micah Carli's heard-it-before power chords, the band is doing absolutely nothing new. That said, what they do, they do pretty well. Most of the songs have reasonably catchy choruses, there are no particularly egregious mistakes or failed experiments, and the leadoff single, "Life on Standby," is actually quite good in a completely disposable way. The overall lack of personality on this album is its fatal flaw, however. There's nothing on The Silence in Black and White that'll make anyone turn it off and throw the CD across the room in a fit of rage, but it's hard to remember anything about the album an hour after it's over. [Victory Records reissued the album in 2005 as a CD/DVD with alternate cover art. The wealth bonus content includes concert footage, interviews, commercial spots, music videos, and seven previously unreleased songs, some of them demos.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2005
Label:
Victory Records
UPC:
0746105025028
catalogNumber:
250
Rank:
56315

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Life on Standby
  2. Dissolve and Decay
  3. Niki FM
  4. The Transition
  5. Blue Burns Orange
  6. Silver Bullet
  7. Screenwriting an Apology
  8. Ohio Is for Lovers
  9. Wake Up Call
  10. Sandpaper and Silk
  11. Speeding Up the Octaves
  12. Silver Bullet
  13. Niki FM
  14. Speeding Up the Octaves
  15. Ohio Is for Lovers
  16. The Transition
  17. Silver Bullet
  18. Apparently Hover Boards Don't Work on Water (As a Day in the Life)  -  Dayinthelife

Disc 2

  1. Life on Standby
  2. Silver Bullet
  3. Niki FM
  4. The Transition
  5. Ohio Is for Lovers
  6. Speeding Up the Octaves
  7. Signing Footage
  8. Interview With Hawthorne Heights
  9. Yahoo! Music Interview
  10. Yahoo! Music - Ohio Is for Lovers
  11. Ohio Is for Lovers
  12. Seven Commerical Spots
  13. Speeding Up the Octaves
  14. Audio Commentary on "Ohio Is for Lovers"
  15. Victory Van Raiders
  16. Bus Tour With J.T. of Hawthorne Heights
  17. Fans of Hawthorne Heights Montage

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