Fornever

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This article is about the album by Hoobastank. For the album by Murs and 9th Wonder, see Fornever (Murs & 9th Wonder album).
For(n)ever
Studio album by Hoobastank
Released January 27, 2009
(see release history)
Recorded March 2008- September 2008
Genre Post-grunge, alternative rock
Length 38:35
Label Island
Producer Howard Benson
Hoobastank chronology
Every Man for Himself
(2006)
For(n)ever
(2009)
Fight or Flight
(2012)
Singles from For(n)ever
  1. "My Turn"
    Released: October 14, 2008
  2. "So Close, So Far"
    Released: January 27, 2009
  3. "The Letter (featuring Vanessa Amorosi)"
    Released: June 19, 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (51/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Blender 2/5 stars[3]
Boston Globe (favorable)[4]
NOW 1/5 stars[5]
Rawkfist Music 7/10 stars[6]
TuneLab Music 7/10 stars[7]

Fornever, stylized as For(n)ever, is the fourth studio album by American rock band Hoobastank, released in the US January 27, 2009 and was released in Australia June 26, 2009. For(n)ever peaked at number 26[8] on the Billboard 200, and at number 7 on Billboard Top Rock Albums in its first week.

The first single "My Turn" was released on October 14, 2008. "I Don't Think I Love You" is featured on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - The Album. "Sick of Hanging On" is featured on PES 2010 soundtrack.

Pre-release[edit]

In October 2007, Doug Robb posted on the official Hoobastank message boards and said that they have "Set the bar very very high for this next CD" and that they have "More ideas going into this CD than ever before".

On June 2, 2008 Robb posted an update on their temporary website, announcing that the recording process of their album was almost done and to expect a release date within a couple of weeks.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "My Turn"   3:09
2. "I Don't Think I Love You"   3:39
3. "So Close, So Far"   3:14
4. "All About You"   2:55
5. "The Letter" (Duet with Vanessa Amorosi featured in Australian and European versions) 3:54
6. "Tears of Yesterday" (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell) 3:56
7. "Sick of Hanging On"   3:13
8. "You're the One"   3:55
9. "Who the Hell Am I?"   3:59
10. "You Need to be Here"   3:01
11. "Gone Gone Gone"   3:36
Total length:
38:31
Japanese bonus track[10]
No. Title Length
12. "Replace You"   4:20
13. "Stay with Me"   4:07
Total length:
8:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[8] 26
Australian Albums Chart[11] 88
Japanese Albums Chart 6

Release history[edit]

Region Date Catalog #
United States January 27, 2009 1239902
Japan January 28, 2009 CD:UICL-1081
CD+DVD:UICL-9070
Australia June 26, 2009 2708708
France March 3, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For(n)ever Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Fornever at AllMusic. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  3. ^ Dolan, Jon (January 27, 2009). "Hoobastank: For(N)ever". Blender. Retrieved July 4, 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ McLennan, Scott (January 26, 2009). "Hoobastank Rocks Steady - Album review". Boston Globe. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ Bimm, Jordan (February 4–11, 2009). "Disc review Hoobastank For(N)ever". NOW 28 (23). Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ Hart, Andrew (March 11, 2009). "Hoobastank – "For(N)ever" (2009) (review)". Rawkfist Music. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Review: Hoobastank – ‘FOR(N)EVER’". TuneLab Music. February 1, 2009. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c Billboard.com - Discography - Hoobastank - For(n)ever
  9. ^ "Studio Update: June 2, 2008 hoobastank.com". 
  10. ^ "Hoobastank on Universal Music Japan". Universal Music Japan. Retrieved 2012-07-16. 
  11. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing 6 July 2009". Australian Recording Industry Association. Aria.com.au. July 6, 2009. 

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