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Holland

Holland: Photographs & TidalwavesPhotographs & Tidalwaves (2003)
Tooth & Nail Records

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Contributed by: taylorctaylorc
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Congratulations Holland, you are the Tooth & Nail Records poster boys. This three-piece band consists of brothers Will and Josiah Holland and their (quite) sizable drummer, Yogi. Coincidently, Will is the photographer for Jone's Soda bottles, which may be the only reason I like them. Jones Soda fuck.


Congratulations Holland, you are the Tooth & Nail Records poster boys. This three-piece band consists of brothers Will and Josiah Holland and their (quite) sizable drummer, Yogi. Coincidently, Will is the photographer for Jone's Soda bottles, which may be the only reason I like them. Jones Soda fucking rocks.

At my mom's church they have a contemporary service that occurs in the ass crack of dawn where they try and lure unsuspecting teenagers in by featuring a "hip" band instead of the usual monotonous choir. This is exactly what this band sounds like. Will Holland's clear and passionate voice brings me haunting visions of him closing his eyes and raising his hands to the Lord. Not that I have anything against Christian bands at all. This one just sounds so stereotypical with its simple guitar hooks and corny "inspiring" lyrics like "We shine like stars/ We shine like stars oh yeah/ Bright as the sun we're dead and gone/ We shine like stars."

But don't get too excited kids. There are eleven other songs just like "Shine Like Stars"! The first track, "The Whole World" is meant to be an inspiring anthem. However, it turns out a tiny bit too repetitive with practically each line repeated twice. I'm picturing a big chorus at a community center singing this with big smiling faces and hand movements.

If I had to pick one song that stands out to me, it would have to be the title track, "Photographs and Tidalwaves" which I think ties up the CD pretty nicely. It's a slower ballad about LA with simple keyboard parts and sound effects. The waves slowly crash, fading away into silence at the end of the CD... Thank you Lord!

 


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ihavechappedlips (June 10, 2004)

I really like Holland. They are a great Pop/Rock band. You cant hold it against them that they sound like a worship band. If you didnt like their music or lyrics I could understand that but rating them based on who they are as a band and what genre you think they are in is wrong.
However, they are not a worship band. They are a Pop/Rock band with INSPIRATIONAL lyrics, not worship band type lyrics.

Anonymous (June 6, 2003)

yes I agree, there is nothing special about this band. They seem to blend in seemlessly with the masses of cliche indie pop rock bands with predictable vocals and song structure. And No, I dont think that music has to be complex or complicated to be considered "good" either, but nothing sticks out with this band. I mean, im sure they are incredibly nice guys, and great people, that i would love to sit down and have an interesting conversation with, but the music just doesnt do it for me.

Anonymous (June 6, 2003)

holland is horrible

fallingtopieces (June 5, 2003)

i like the cover art, very pure mood-ish. But really in all honesty i like the cover.

Anonymous (June 4, 2003)

Is this supposed to be like Hanson? BTW Dave is not funny!!

Anonymous (June 4, 2003)

here's a thought. at the end of the movie "bill and ted's bogus journey," the song there was "god brings rock and roll to you." does that mean god is bringing this as rock n roll????

Ramo
(station!!!)

Anonymous (June 4, 2003)

Comment of the day award....2 down.

-sickboi

jheisel (June 4, 2003)

this isn't hollAnd as in trevor hollAnd who puts out records on darla, so it most likely sucks.

Anonymous (June 4, 2003)

yeah and this name is too good for this band, i think the quality of their music would fit better to the name "latvia".

Anonymous (June 4, 2003)

insincere scott, go eat a load of dicks.

seriously, you fucking blow, you don't got an ounce of the zing that dave has.

however, i still like you as plain "scott".

Anonymous (June 3, 2003)

this band gives my country a bad name. heh.

TahoeJeff (June 3, 2003)

Jones soda is good...Now I may be wrong, but from what I understand, the pictures on the bottles are sent in by people, I dont really think they have a designated photographer. I think it says that somewhere on the bottles

Anonymous (June 3, 2003)

Im sure I speak for everyone when I say get better soon insincere dave, cause scott sucks

dignin

maverick (June 3, 2003)

Wow, those lyrics fucking rock! I'm gonna go praise Jesus now!

-Insincere Scott [Dave was sick]

Anonymous (June 3, 2003)

dont drag me down

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