If Only You Were Lonely

  • Record Label: Victory
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2006
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 43
  2. Negative: 15 out of 43

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  1. Neal(BV)R
    Apr 17, 2006
    6
    This album was not up to the standard that 'The Silence in Black and White', their debut album, set. I won't go around and tell people that this album deserves a 10/10, because it doesn't. However, I do give this CD the credit it deserves. I would rather wait another year for an extrodinary album. But this will do. I could easily listen to these songs. Listen to the This album was not up to the standard that 'The Silence in Black and White', their debut album, set. I won't go around and tell people that this album deserves a 10/10, because it doesn't. However, I do give this CD the credit it deserves. I would rather wait another year for an extrodinary album. But this will do. I could easily listen to these songs. Listen to the song 'Decembers' on the album and you will see how Hawthorne Heights can mix pop and emo with a pinch of rock music. It reminds me of the Beach Boys and the Rolling Stones, with Nirvana's lyrics. Perfect combinations in some songs. But at least 30% of the songs are misses. At the very least. That's about 4 songs. And that's being generous. For most albums, 4 songs is nothing. But this album only has 13 songs, so that would be about 1/4 of the album. In reality, about 5 or 6 songs were misses. But even the misses have nice beats. The small amount of bulls-eye songs disappointed me. But those few bulls-eye songs were ecellent songs. I have mixed feelings on the album. I would recommend that you buy only the songs you like online, because unless you are a HH enthusiast, this album is only 1/2 worth the money. That said, it still met its goal of entertaining the buyer. But on the other hand, it still had a lot of misses. I could go on all day listing pros and cons. But I'l just simplify it and tell you that the album fully deserved the 6. If I was being generous, I would've given it a 7. But I think that personally I would buy the album, but I'm a music collecter. But I will always have miked feelings on the album. Expand
  2. DanW
    Mar 16, 2006
    4
    Now come on... I know this album isn't good at all, but cut them some slack; if you don't normally listen to a band or a certain genre of music, why rate it? I personally have seen them in concert three times, and while they belong to a terrible record label, make terrible music, and appeal to mass preteen and teenage audiences, they are fun to younger crowds. The most fun Now come on... I know this album isn't good at all, but cut them some slack; if you don't normally listen to a band or a certain genre of music, why rate it? I personally have seen them in concert three times, and while they belong to a terrible record label, make terrible music, and appeal to mass preteen and teenage audiences, they are fun to younger crowds. The most fun I've ever had is acting like a fool, jumping around, and crowd surfing to terrible screamo and emo music, and this happens to be my favorite bad band to see live. The album is much more dull than their older album and is very jumbled. It seems as though they have changed their direction; "Silence in Black and White" focused a lot on soft verses and screamo choruses, while these album takes a more mellow stance with few songs that I would want to jump around to. Overall, the band is not appealing to those that are fans of music moreover the emo/screamo scene. Expand
  3. DustinP
    Apr 26, 2006
    4
    Good sounding album great prodcution the 3 guitars sound huge, the drums are full and the bass is smooth. Great production value with lackluster songs. Listen to the singles and thats it.
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57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Unsurprisingly, repetition sinks If Only You Were Lonely.
  2. The outfit's three-axe attack coupled with the distinctive pipes of J.T. Woodruff find Hawthorne Heights able to go where peers like Fall Out Boy just can't.
  3. Alternative Press
    70
    Lonely will buy Hawthorne Heights a few more minutes beyond the 15 they've already received. Here's to hoping they'll use that time to think outside of the box a little more when they write LP3. [Mar 2006, p.119]