Shout It Out

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  • Summary: Hanson has come a long way since they hit it big with "MmmBop" in 1997. The brothers' latest release features Jerry Hey and Funk Brothers' Bob Babbit as guest collaborators.
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  1. Shout It Out is a fun listen that beams with genuine talent and creative artistry.
  2. Aside from the trio's penchant for maudlin and borderline campy lyrics, there's little about Shout it Out that isn't infectious.
  3. Uptempo jams like ''Waiting for This'' shimmer with top-shelf songcraft; Motown vet Bob Babbitt even sits in on bass. But sometimes you wish these whiz kids would act their age.
  4. Most white guys who aim for Ray Charles end up like the Blues Brothers, but on effusive tracks like "Thinking 'Bout Somethin'," Tulsa's favorite siblings simply sound liberated.
  5. Other than the trio's weakness for trite turns of phrase, the major flaw on Shout It Out is its spit-polished production....What's encouraging about the record, though, is that Hanson's instincts are more or less on point.
  6. Craftsmen that they are, Hanson are sharp enough to keep things tight, the songs and the album itself never lasting any longer than necessary, but the music itself is too finely honed.
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  1. Dec 27, 2010
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    While "shout It Out is the eighth studio album and fifteenth overall released by American pop group Hanson" [Wikipedia] you only have to takeWhile "shout It Out is the eighth studio album and fifteenth overall released by American pop group Hanson" [Wikipedia] you only have to take a very fast look at the cover art to know that it is a very low quality product; still, listen at it under the risk of wasting time and, at least, get seriously uncomfortable. After reading this, don't say I didn't warn you. Expand