//Hoobastank – „Hoobastank“ – 2003
Back to 2003-2004 and one of my favorite band as teenager: Hoobastank. Even if you maybe don’t remember, you all know them, this piano-opening, this fake car-accident permitting a hold-up in the clip video, and the first lyrics: “I’m not a perfect persooon…” Yes, i totally talk about THE hit of Hoobastank, i mean “the Reason”, realesed on the eponym album in 2003 but becoming an international tube in 2004. We will not lie: “The Reason” stays the height of the band and even if they released a new album “Push Pull” this year, I’m still not convinced of the new quieter and more “pop” style that they chose.
But I pleasantly found out that they did a new version of their second album, “Hoobastank”, originally released in 2001, in a really pretty limited edition in a chic green record. Only 1000 are available, but only for 20€! A chance! It was difficult to remember that Hoobastank did something before “The Reason”, but I discover a very great album in the typical post-grounge sound, for me the only true style of Hoobastank. Three singles were taken from the album, the three first songs, “Crawling in the Dark”, “Remember me” and “Running away”. Listen to it, you will not be disappointed! And I hope, maybe one day will come a new LP-Version of “The Reason”! @hoobastank , if you can read me!
Official Website : http://www.hoobastank.com/