Left - Hope Of The States
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  • Summary: Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros) produced this sophomore effort for the anthemic UK rockers.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. A monumental, spectacular achievement.
  2. They have developed into an almost evangelically uplifting and powerful rock unit.
  3. As exhilarating as it all may seem on the surface, there's little here that we haven't heard before.
  4. 60
    For better, and for worse, this is a band who still haven't figured out who they are. [Jul 2006, p.95]
  5. Noble and determined, 'Left' proves that while HOTS are capable of stirring thoughts and emotions, it's only when they reach full throttle that they truly move hearts and minds.
  6. Hope of the States haven’t completely given themselves up to mediocrity yet, but they’re well on their way.
  7. On early singles... Hope of the States displayed a promisingly dark streak, like Mogwai with songs; now they are merely Embrace with effects pedals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Capu
    Sep 13, 2006
    10
    one of the albums of the year... and they split up, maybe cos of the 6 ut of 10's going on up there... god bless them all, music will be so much worse without them.... Expand
  2. GarthR
    Jul 2, 2006
    10
    Outstanding!!
  3. VGA
    Aug 6, 2006
    10
    excelent, powerful, melodical, and with beautiful lyrics.
  4. sk
    Sep 6, 2006
    9
    a great comeback album. "You didn't think we could / "You didn't think we would" / "But we did!" yes u r right.
  5. ParanoidAndroid
    Jul 12, 2006
    8
    Very good lp It´s a difficult lp whiich you need listening four or five times for enjoy.
  6. AlanB
    Oct 22, 2006
    8
    While not as strong as their debut, there are some rather special tracks on this, particularly the download / vinyl only single, Blood Meridian.