Fragile Future - Hawthorne Heights
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6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16

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  1. Sep 19, 2010
    7
    Once again Hawthorne Heights deals with raw and true emotions you feel when you lose someone close to you. This album was clearly written for Casey Calvert (EX guitarist and unclean vocalist). There aren't any unclean vocals as there were on the previous albums. They wanted to keep the band true and not replace Casey. Even with only clean vocals the message of sadness and everyday struggleOnce again Hawthorne Heights deals with raw and true emotions you feel when you lose someone close to you. This album was clearly written for Casey Calvert (EX guitarist and unclean vocalist). There aren't any unclean vocals as there were on the previous albums. They wanted to keep the band true and not replace Casey. Even with only clean vocals the message of sadness and everyday struggle comes through. Hawthorne Heights always lets you know that you are never alone. The album is in another genre than the previous two. They cannot be compared. In this album's own respect it is very well put together. Expand
  2. May 31, 2011
    5
    Fragile Future lacks originality, and while the pop-punk twist on the band's genre is welcoming, Woodruff's vocals are cheesier than ever whilst the lyrical content is even cheesier. One of the standout tracks is one of the sweetest: "Four Become One", a ballad dedicated to the band's former unclean vocalist, Casey Calvert, who died from an overdose just a year before Fragile Future'sFragile Future lacks originality, and while the pop-punk twist on the band's genre is welcoming, Woodruff's vocals are cheesier than ever whilst the lyrical content is even cheesier. One of the standout tracks is one of the sweetest: "Four Become One", a ballad dedicated to the band's former unclean vocalist, Casey Calvert, who died from an overdose just a year before Fragile Future's release. One of the downfalls is the album's lead single, "Rescue Me", which merely sounds like a rewritten "Saying Sorry", but it's rhyming scheme less impressive. Expand
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. It's a familiar mix of music, to be sure, but Fragile Future also sounds more valid than other emo albums, even if its hooks aren't quite as muscular as those on the band's previous disc.
  2. As with prior releaes, Woodruff's lyrics can be hokey, but his Midwestern earnestness makes it easy to let it slide. [Sep 2008, p.158]
  3. Emo fans will be satisfied; dabblers will have their assumptions about the genre confirmed.