Hope (The Blackout album)

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Studio album by The Blackout
Released 4 April 2011
Genre Post-hardcore, alternative metal
Length 40:34 (Standard Edition)
60:21 (Deluxe/Limited Edition)
Label Cooking Vinyl
The Blackout chronology
The Best in Town
Start the Party
Singles from Hope
  1. "Higher & Higher"
    Released: 28 March 2011
  2. "Never By Your Side"
    Released: 4 May 2011
  3. "The Storm"
    Released: 20 June 2011
  4. "You're Not Alone"
    Released: 23 September 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AltMusicHub 4/5 stars[2]
Rock Sound 8/10[3]
Punktastic 4/5 stars[4]

Hope is the third studio album by Welsh post-hardcore band The Blackout. The album was first announced in mid-2010 that the band had begun work on the album. The album was recorded at the end of 2010 and was funded by donations by fans on the website PledgeMusic. Due to drummer Gareth "Snoz" Lawrence injuring himself prior to the recording of the album he does not drum on the album, his place was taken by drummers Phillip Jenkins of Kids in Glass Houses and Tom Winch of Hexes.

The band released the track Ambition is Critical as a free download from their website in January 2011 and the first single to be released from the album was Higher & Higher, which also features Hyro Da Hero. The formerly titled "Whatever You Hear, Don't Scream" was released on 13 February 2011 on iTunes as a one track single. On 28 March 2011 it was released again this time with two b-sides, a 'Tek One Remix' and a Live recording from their Nottingham Show on the My Chemical Romance World Contamination Tour. Kerrang! magazine revealed that 'Never By Your Side' would be released as the second single with an expected release date of 30 May 2011.[5] On 19 July The band released their third video for 'The Storm'. This will be the third single. You're Not Alone was confirmed to be the fourth single.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Ambition Is Critical" 4:01
2. "Never by Your Side" 3:26
3. "Higher & Higher" (feat. Hyro da Hero) 3:17
4. "Hope (Scream It Out Loud)" 3:45
5. "This Is Our Time" 3:06
6. "The Last Goodbye" 4:09
7. "No More Waiting" 3:36
8. "The Devil Inside" 3:15
9. "You're Not Alone" 3:37
10. "Keep On Moving" 3:59
11. "The Storm" 4:25
Deluxe/Limited Edition Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
1. "Party Hard" (Andrew W.K. cover) 3:07
2. "Lump" (The Presidents of the United States of America cover) 2:11
3. "Save Tonight" (Eagle-Eye Cherry cover) 3:31
4. "Fight for Your Right to Party" (Beastie Boys cover) 3:11
5. "You're Not Alone" (Acoustic) 3:33
6. "Hope" (Acoustic version) 4:13



Chart (2011) Peak
UK Albums Chart[6] 27
UK Rock Albums Chart[7] 1
UK Indie Albums Chart[8] 6


  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/hope/the-blackout
  2. ^ AltMusicHub review
  3. ^ Rock Sound review
  4. ^ Punktastic review
  5. ^ "Watch the Making Of The Blackout's new video!". 28 April 2011. Archived from the original on 4 May 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ "TOP 40 OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS ARCHIVE". TheOfficialCharts.com. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "TOP 40 ROCK & METAL ALBUMS ARCHIVE". TheOfficialCharts.com. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "TOP 40 INDEPENDENT ALBUMS ARCHIVE". TheOfficialCharts.com. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 

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