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Hi-Fi Serious

A

Hi-Fi Serious

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  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.

Type: Album

Sampling: 44,1 kHz

Source: CD

Tracks: 12

Language: English

Total size: 83.34 Mb

Year: 2002

Total price: $1.44


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256
03:42
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2
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256
02:58
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3
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256
03:13
5.88 Mb
4
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04:10
7.62 Mb
5
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03:29
6.38 Mb
6
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03:18
6.06 Mb
7
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256
04:28
8.2 Mb
8
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256
03:44
6.83 Mb
9
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256
03:28
6.34 Mb
10
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256
03:38
6.64 Mb
11
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256
03:26
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12
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05:56
10.87 Mb


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How many of these so-cal style pop/punk bands can you name that managed to sustain their momentum and overall quality over as many as 4 studio albums? I can't name another one that did it as well as A. In fact on their third album Hi-Fi Serious they manage another completely winning album. There are an astounding number of masterful anthems here, and you begin to wonder if they could be lumped into that category of a 'thinking man's band'? I like to hope that's not the reason for their limited success back in the late 90's/early 2000's.

In fact on Hi-Fi Serious, they did come up with a pretty high chart position with "Nothing" reaching number 9 in the UK singles charts (sadly they made hardly any impact in the U.S.), and in general I believe this is considered to be their most successful album. According to Wikipedia, they also one an award in Kerrang! magazine, which is fitting, because they dash a little more metal among the tunes than on previous efforts.

Overall, the album is a little more streamlined in sound, there is the aforementioned metal on "Nothing" but they also find some spots to explore their riffing a little more, where they previously might have used a left-turn instrumental break, like on the epic closer title track Hi-Fi Serious. There are still lots of thoughtful passages to get us from one verse to the next or as a change of pace within the tune. It doesn't seem to matter what they do, there are still many songs with choruses some bands would kill for that consistently leave you scratching your head ass to why this wasn't one of the biggest bands at the turn of the 2000's.

Just listen to "Somethings Going On" "Going Down" or another nod to the California life style "Pacific Ocean Blue" to hear wonderful hooks that you'll sing for a life time that never seem to wear thin or grate on the ears. A may be one of those lost bands from another time, but you can find them now, and make up for it.

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