The Art Of Losing - American Hi-Fi
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  • Summary: This is the sophomore release for the Boston-based alt-rockers.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
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  1. Corporate radio won't touch this kind of overheated pop, but American Hi-Fi's slamming musicianship and party ready anthems should wow any college DJ worth his university-issue condoms.
  2. Hi-Fi are catchier this time around, continuing to trip through their songs with the joy of a teenager who just learned the chord change from "Smells Like Teen Spirit." [Apr 2003, p.72]
  3. Music for thirtysomething teenagers, and none the worse for that. [Jun 2003, p.92]
  4. 70
    Only a snob could hate these 11 songs, which wear their bright, adrenalized grooves, lucid melodies, and arena-ready choruses the way the Hi-Fi boys wear their vintage Poison T-shirts: proudly and without a shred of irony. [Mar 2003, p.119]
  5. Once again, it's a batch of arena-ready, metal-friendly, upbeat punk rock that often sounds like Sum 41 doing its best Bay City Rollers impression.
  6. Some cuts have a quick sugar-high effect--once they fade, they're about as fresh as overchewed bubblegum. [7 Mar 2003, p.72]
  7. When Stacy Jones moans, "I've been getting by on nothing" halfway through The Art of Losing, he achieves the album's one honest moment.

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