Mind Chaos

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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the Portland, Oregon rock band.
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  1. 80
    It is rare to come across an album encapsulating various musical stylings and still boasts coherence and a pleasurable pop listening experience. The Portland-based quartet Hockey achieves that balance on its debut studio album, Mind Chaos.
  2. Derivative? Maybe, but at least it’s deftly derived and delivered with purpose and spunk.
  3. When they stretch out, they get intriguing, if mixed, results.
  4. The problem is not so much with the contents as with the packaging. ‘Mind Chaos’ is a pop record, and, as a pop record, it kind of works – it’s full of chart-friendly singles and sung by a bunch that are bound to find themselves doted on by 13-year-olds.
  5. Uncut
    60
    While they could use a second tune, this has bags of vitality and personality. [Sep 2009, p.84]
  6. Hockey are not yet the finished article and are still finding their sound, but judging from Mind Chaos they're having a bloody laugh looking for it.
  7. Grubin's wordy lyrics will pique the interest of other shy types, but it's the music's freewheeling sparkiness that really hits home.

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  1. DB.
    Nov 7, 2009
    10
    One of the greatest albums I've heard this year.There are three not so good songs on the album and they are numbers 2,4 and 6.The rest One of the greatest albums I've heard this year.There are three not so good songs on the album and they are numbers 2,4 and 6.The rest are some of the catchiest,most rythmic songs I've ever heard.Do yourself a favour and get this album or even just listen to it somewhere,I promise you it's worth it. Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2014
    9
    I have lately discovered this band and what I have to say is that everything in this album is in place. Songs are catchy, voice is fine,I have lately discovered this band and what I have to say is that everything in this album is in place. Songs are catchy, voice is fine, guitar solos, piano parts, electronic stuff etc, etc. Opening "Too Fake" really introduces you into the dance-hip-hop-rock-n-roll style of the album. Later the songs are kept in the same climate but they aren't boring in any way. Everyone has got something special, and I can see sth good about every song, even those, that I'm not crazy about like "Work". Myself I really like the way the lyrics are somehow rapped along the guitars where also a lot of pressure is put on the bass. Album ends with slow "Everyone's The Same Age" which is for sure the best closer I've ever heard. Really worth trying. Expand
  3. RiotC.
    Dec 15, 2009
    6
    It could be much better if they worked more.