Whatever

Whatever

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by Hot Chelle Rae
     
 

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Hot Chelle Rae will never be mistaken for serious artists. Their second album, Whatever, sports a sound slicker than Turtle Wax and is light enough to blow away in a gentle breeze. The guitars sound as real as Velveeta, the vocals are seriously smooth and grit-free, and the songs are about as deep as a kiddie pool. These sound like criticisms, and they are if

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Hot Chelle Rae will never be mistaken for serious artists. Their second album, Whatever, sports a sound slicker than Turtle Wax and is light enough to blow away in a gentle breeze. The guitars sound as real as Velveeta, the vocals are seriously smooth and grit-free, and the songs are about as deep as a kiddie pool. These sound like criticisms, and they are if you are looking for "real" music played by guys who "mean it." However, these can be considered points in HCR's favor, considering they are a band that combines the strut of Maroon 5 with the easy swagger of old-school lunkheads like Smash Mouth and Sugar Ray; adds a tiny, tiny bit of emo emotion; uses every production trick available to even the least schooled producer; and packs every song with a huge singalong hook that even the strongest pop haters might find imprinted on their brains after hearing it twice in a mall. You don't need grit or reality if that's the kind of band you are; it would just get in the way. Instead, HCR unleash an album's worth of poppy jams like "Tonight Tonight," "Radio," and "Downtown Girl" that will please the sing-into-your-hairbrush crowd, the bedroom dancers, the mall rats, and the occasional nostalgic old-timers who remember the age of "All Star" and "Every Morning" with fondness. It may not be a formula designed for critical acclaim or longevity, but pop music has always been exactly like this and HCR would make Bobby Vee, the Archies, and the New Radicals proud.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/29/2011
Label:
Jive
UPC:
0886979843721
catalogNumber:
798437

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hot Chelle Rae   Primary Artist
Andrew Goldstein   Keyboards
Ian Keaggy   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Emanuel Kiriakou   Keyboards
Dan Book   Keyboards
Ryan K. Follese   Kazoo,Vocals,Group Member
Jamie Follese   Drums,Group Member
Nash Overstreet   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Alexei Misoul   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Andrew Goldstein   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Additional Production
Don Ienner   Management
Ian Keaggy   Composer
Emanuel Kiriakou   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Additional Production
John Hanes   Engineer
Sam Hollander   Composer,Programming
Michelle Holme   Art Direction
Scott Mann   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Bei Maejor   Composer,Vocal Engineer
Jason Ienner   Management
S*A*M   Producer
Dave Katz   Composer,Programming
Sluggo   Producer
Martin Johnson   Composer
Chad Royce   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Leann Mueller   Cover Photo
Dan Book   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
John Hamlin   Management
Kelly Henderson   Groomer
Leland Elliott   Engineer
Ryan Hughes   Pro-Tools
Ryan K. Follese   Composer
Nash Overstreet   Composer,Additional Production
Alexei Misoul   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jens Koerkemier   Programming,Engineer,Additional Production
Sean Hagwell   Cover Photo
Evan "Kidd" Bogart   Composer

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Whatever 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
codysimpson_hotchellerae More than 1 year ago
this album is amazing..thats all i can say. from the top hits Tonight Tonight to I Like It Like That... you uncover more of this band's amazing talent. This is an awesome gift for teens who are looking for a new band to like. With the amazing ballad 'Why don't you love me' featuring the come back artist Demi Lovato, you will have different emotions in one! I sure love it, hope you will too.
kevincorcoranjr More than 1 year ago
Hot Chelle Rae is the band you put on when you are home alone and want to secretly sing as loud as you can and dance around in your bedroom. Unstoppable catchiness... a perpetual playlist of polished pop gems. So go ahead, bring out the inner singer and dancer in yourself and give this album a go. *please don't blame me for the songs that you will not be able to get out of your head. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago