I already knew that Hinder were responsible for one of the worst songs to ever go to #1, but now I know that they're also responsible for one of the worst albums to go to #1.
The rock/alt scene has changed dramatically over the last few years. Once ruled by Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, it's now ruled by Grouplove, Foster The People, Imagine Dragons. This drastic change came with no real catalyst, but it was all very sudden nonetheless. I'm ok with this. Change needs to happen, and alternative essentially forms itself around distinction, so to peddle the same thing for years and years just isn't going to work out.
Some people aren't ok with this, and I can perfectly understand that, what concerns me is that where people crave a return to *insert era*, there genuinely are some who want THIS era. This of course being plodtacular post-grunge where everyone sounds the same and is only distinguished by what degree of awfully overwrought vocals they bring to the table.
Hinder are on the far end of that scale. There was a time that I probably thought 'oh it has guitars? Instantly good', but even at the same time I still found this band vile. Rock is supposed to have energy, it's supposed to be lively, it's supposed to get you going. All Hinder is, is those excrutiating vocals being backed by what can only be typed as: DERHRHUHRHRHRHHHHHHHRHRHH. Very little riffing, very little energy, a lot of DERHRHUHRHRHRHHHHHHHRHRHH.
This album excited me never, and all I could think about was how much the singer comes across as a jerk who tries to find anything else to blame before himself. Avoid this album, it's not even hilariously bad, it's just very concerning that it was at a time popular. Fortunately all this rubbish keeps to itself on the Active Rock charts now where I don't have to deal with them.Zuletzt editiert: 16.12.2013 09:27