Smile and Wave

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Smile and Wave
Headstones Smile & Wave.jpg
Studio album by Headstones
Released1996
Recordedat Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, ON
GenreAlternative rock, hard rock
Length60:57
LabelMCA
ProducerBrad "Merlin" Nelson, Headstones
Headstones chronology
Teeth and Tissue
(1995)
Smile and Wave
(1996)
Nickels for Your Nightmares
(2000)

Smile and Wave is the third album by Canadian rock band Headstones.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Reno"3:24
2."Smile and Wave"4:08
3."And"4:06
4."Picture Frame of Rage"2:38
5."Cubically Contained"4:36
6."Cut Me Up"2:44
7."Digits"3:28
8."Do That Thing"2:57
9."Pretty Little Death Song"3:30
10."Supersmart"3:15
11."Without a Sound"3:51
12."Nerve"3:23
13."Physics"18:57
Total length:60:57


There are several hidden tracks following "Physics", including "Anything" as well as some recorded antics.

Awards and Certifications[edit]

In 1997, Smile and Wave was certified gold by Music Canada.[1] The following year, the album was nominated for Blockbuster Rock Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 1998.[2]

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[3] 36

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Calgary Herald4.5/5[4]
Edmonton Journal3/5 stars[5]

Critics gave differing opinions on the music and lyrics of Smile and Wave. When reviewing the album's music, the Calgary Herald said the album went for the "rock jugular from start to finish",[4] though the Toronto Star called the Headstones' work "a murky, steaming cauldron of pungent rock 'n' roll".[6]

Alternatively, reviewers gave mixed reviews for Hugh Dillon's performance. The Edmonton Journal said Dillon's personality was better than his singing,[5] while the Ottawa Journal felt that Dillion's sarcastic lyrics were almost too much for the album.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold/Platinum". Music Canada. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  2. ^ "1998 Blockbuster Rock Album of the Year". junoawards.com. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 8283". RPM. Library and Archives Canada.
  4. ^ a b Muretich, James (11 May 1997). "New Releases". Calgary Herald. p. C2.
  5. ^ a b Ohler, Shawn (10 May 1997). "Treble Charger's juice precious and powerful; Toronto band cops its cues from sundry popsters; QUICK CUTS". Edmonton Journal. p. D3.
  6. ^ Punter, Jennie (3 May 1997). "Treble charger takes off on its own tracks". Toronto Star. p. K2.
  7. ^ Blanchfield, Mike (17 May 1997). "Soundtracks". The Ottawa Citizen. p. 7.