Fornever

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For(n)ever
Fornever.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 27, 2009
Studio
GenrePost-grunge, alternative rock
Length38:35
LabelIsland
ProducerHoward Benson
Hoobastank chronology
Every Man for Himself
(2006)
For(n)ever
(2009)
Is This the Day?
(2010)
Singles from Fornever
  1. "My Turn"
    Released: October 14, 2008
  2. "So Close, So Far"
    Released: January 27, 2009
  3. "The Letter"
    Released: June 19, 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(51/100)[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Blender2/5 stars[3]
Boston Globe(favorable)[4]
NOW1/5 stars[5]
Rawkfist Music7/10 stars[6]
TuneLab Music7/10 stars[7]

Fornever is the fourth studio album by American rock band Hoobastank, released on January 27, 2009 by Island Records. Upon its release, the album peaked at number 26 on the US Billboard 200.[8]

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]

All tracks written by Hoobastank except where noted[8].

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."My Turn"Hoobastank, Tom Robb3:09
2."I Don't Think I Love You" 3:39
3."So Close, So Far"Hoobastank, Jeff Blue3:14
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.TitleLength
12."Replace You"4:20
13."Stay With Me"4:07
Total length:8:27

Personnel[edit]

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. Archived from the original on April 3, 2009. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  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". Archived from the original on April 6, 2012.
  10. ^ "Hoobastank on Universal Music Japan". Universal Music Japan. Retrieved 2012-07-16. External link in |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing 6 July 2009". Australian Recording Industry Association. Aria.com.au. July 6, 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-11-16.

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