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The Hint

The Hint: The Black & White AlbumThe Black & White Album (2003)
Self-Released

Reviewer Rating: 1.5


Contributed by: MeganMegan
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Boring, bland, pop-punk. Now that you know how I feel about The Hint's self-titled album, you can choose to continue reading while I explain how I feel, or commence bashing me below. The choice is yours. The Hint is a trio from Washington DC. Sure this album has a slightly harder edge while rema.


Boring, bland, pop-punk. Now that you know how I feel about The Hint's self-titled album, you can choose to continue reading while I explain how I feel, or commence bashing me below. The choice is yours. The Hint is a trio from Washington DC. Sure this album has a slightly harder edge while remaining somewhat melodic, but its still pop. The songs attempt to be sing-along anthems and fail miserably. The guitar riffs are catchy, but they all sound like they've been used before in a song that likely sounded better. It seemed as though with every song, about a minute before it was scheduled to end, I was ready to flip to the next song. They couldn't hold my attention very well at all. Two of the songs ("Neverend" and "Karen") never should have made it to an album, they're that poorly put together.

There were two songs I was able to somewhat make it through without wanting to poke holes in my eardrums, and those were "Halfway" (which is supposed to be the single) and "Evolution." The chorus for "Evolution" is somewhat catchy, with the lyrics being: "if you came here tonight to hear one song/ I hope you sing along/ cuz misery loves company/ and I can't do it alone." Still nothing that spectacular, but fun to sing along to.

Overall, this album was very difficult for me to get in to, but if you're a fan of Good Charlotte, maybe check it out, vocalist Joe Jayson's voice occasionally reminded me of the lead singer for that band. I can't really recommend this album to anybody in good conscience.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

yeah, i have trouble understanding that one myself now..

anyways, you're still stupid.

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

that sentence made no sense. please try again after you've graduated from high school.

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

haha.

now, seeing from that, why do you think this band sounding like your favorite band is a bad thing?

megan (September 10, 2003)

or I could have blonde hair, no facial piercings and hate from autumn to ashes, but whatever you say kiddo.

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

nice review.

now cut your black short hair, take off your labret piercing, take of your from autumn to ashes shirt and review it again.

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

To the guy below:

"misery loves company" is not an original lyric...it's a fairly common saying. So neither band is original in writing it into thier song.

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

This band is bad..

"Misery loves company" = Shermer lyric from their first CD. They could've at least not ripped off the DC area's best emo/pop-punk band since Over It..

maverick (September 9, 2003)

The artwork for this CD was so promising.

Never judge a book by it's cover, or whatnot.

-Scott

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

yes they are. I'm reviewing thier ep as we speak.

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

Hint Hint is much bettier and sexier than this band.

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