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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  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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  1. JedS
    Apr 26, 2003
    10
    One of the greatest ever
  2. Claudia****
    Jul 17, 2003
    10
    I think AHF are the best band of the moment. Their songs are very nice and powerful! And the lead singer Stacy is too hot!
  3. ShelleyS
    May 24, 2003
    10
    Great, fun music. If you want to rock, listen on.
  4. Claudia****
    Jul 17, 2003
    10
    I think AHF are the best band of the moment. Their songs are very nice and powerful! And the lead singer Stacy is too hot!
  5. Dannyd
    Nov 13, 2004
    6
    The Art of Losing does a decent job, but would kill a diabetic with is sugar coded anthems. However, American Hifi has the talent to do something more meaningful. Expand

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