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The Lost Riots based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This album takes awhile to sink in; the singer of the group has one of the strangest, most unique voices that I have heard, and the songs themselves are difficult to grasp at first. After the first few releases, however, you begin to realize that Hope of the States has created something special, by far the best rock album of 2004. Every track on the album is high quality and unique in its own way. While there may be no standout tracks, that's simply because there are no bad songs on the entire record. Hope of the States, unlike Keane or Travis or Snow Patrol, can truly hold up next to such groups as Coldplay and Radiohead, and their debut album is an amazing experience to take.
This band is truly something special. Never have I heard anything as epic and powerful as this album. They quickly became my favorite band, especially after seeing them live. I have played this album over and over. It's so interesting that it never gets tiring. It starts off with "The Black Amnesias", an instrumental of epic proportions. There are no words that can describe the intensity of this piece. Some notable songs are, "Enemies/Friends", "TRTWTBTB", and "Nehemiah". I HIGHLY recommend this album.