Fight or Flight (Hoobastank album)
|Fight or Flight|
|Studio album by Hoobastank|
|Released||September 11, 2012|
|Genre||Post-grunge, alternative rock, alternative metal|
|Label||Open E Entertainment (EMI)|
|Singles from Fight or Flight|
|Under The Gun Review||6.5/10 |
Fight or Flight, is the fifth studio album by American rock band Hoobastank released on September 11, 2012, delayed from prior July 31, 2012 and August 28, 2012 dates. Produced by Gavin Brown, the album features eleven new studio tracks including first single, “This Is Gonna Hurt.” On May 3, 2012 the band revealed the first single on their official website. The release of Fight or Flight marks the band’s newfound independence and the opportunity to move forward on their own terms. “We’ve been on this journey for a long time now,” says singer Doug Robb. “It’s like a clean slate, but not in a bad way—quite the opposite. We’re no longer trying to satisfy others, not even on a subconscious level; we’re comfortable in our own skin.” In July 11, 2012 a tentative cover artwork was revealed in Hoobastank’s Facebook page, but in July 19, 2012 it was changed for the definitive cover artwork.
|1.||"This Is Gonna Hurt"||3:50|
|2.||"You Before Me"||4:24|
|4.||"Can You Save Me?"||3:55|
|7.||"No Win Situation"||3:46|
|8.||"Sing What You Can't Say"||3:23|
|11.||"A Thousand Words"||4:01|
|Japanese bonus track|
|Japanese Albums Chart||18|
|Top Independent Albums||17|
|Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums||16|
|Top Rock Albums||27|
Fight or Flight received mixed to positive reviews from critics.Critics also stated that the new album is a significant improvement from their last two efforts.Music site Sputnikmusic gave it a 3/5 rating while Ultimate Guitar Archive gave it a 8/10.Critics reviews are shown below. "Maybe Hoobastank will not get back to the spotlight with another hit single as “The Reason” but Fight or Flight is definitely a return to form and a step in the right direction. If they continue with this tendency, they could release more consistent albums but it will depend of their need to keep getting better as musicians and as band."-Sputnikmusic.
"Say what you want about this band, but I think they've still got it. I think that they've finally got it together again, and they're not just some Incubus clone. I love the way tey do their love ballads, and their heartfelt songs, but I think they still need to get on the ball with some more in your face type stuff, and maybe they'll get more recognized. Overall, this was a great album.Not sure if I'd go out of my way to buy it again though."-Ultimate Guitar Archive.
"While it’s true that Fight or Flight is better than Hoobastank’s last two releases, it manages to fall short of the record it could have been."-Pete Crigler from Lithium Magazine.
"The reality is they could have taken this to an even higher level if they had been willing to up the ante and bring more of an edge to the record by experimenting with heavier and darker musical elements.With that being said, this is still a very good album and one that most fans of the group will appreciate."-Alternative Addiction (who gave it a 3 and a half stars out of 5).
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