State of the Art (Hilltop Hoods album)

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State of the Art
State of the Art-HH.jpg
Studio album by Hilltop Hoods
Released 12 June 2009
Genre Australian hip hop
Label Golden Era Records
Producer Hilltop Hoods
Hilltop Hoods chronology
The Hard Road: Restrung
State of the Art
Drinking From the Sun
Singles from State of the Art
  1. "Chase that Feeling"
    Released: 5 May 2009
  2. "Still Standing"
    Released: 18 September 2009
  3. "The Light You Burned"
    Released: 29 December 2009
Special Edition
Special edition.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

State of the Art is the fifth studio album released by Australian hip hop trio, Hilltop Hoods, on 12 June 2009.[2]


State of the Art is the first release by their newly founded record label, Golden Era Records. It is the first release to be made by the group since their ARIA Award winning album, The Hard Road, in 2006, and its remix album, The Hard Road: Restrung, which was released in 2007. The first track on the album, "The Return" is about how long it had been since they last released an album. The first single, "Chase that Feeling", was released on 5 May 2009.[3]

The album debuted at number one on the Australian ARIA Charts and has been certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments exceeding 140,000 copies.[4]

Hilltop Hoods have also been nominated for various ARIA Awards for the album, including 'Single of the Year' ("Chase That Feeling"), 'Best Urban Release', 'Engineer of the Year' (DJ Debris) and 'Producer of the Year' (Suffa).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Hilltop Hoods.

No. Title Length
1. "The Return" 3:57
2. "Super Official" 4:10
3. "Chase that Feeling" 3:29
4. "She's So Ugly" 3:37
5. "Still Standing" 3:31
6. "Classic Example" (featuring Pharoahe Monch) 3:11
7. "Chris Farley" 3:38
8. "The Light You Burned" (featuring Trials) 4:19
9. "Parade of the Dead" 3:35
10. "Last Confession" 3:50
11. "Hillatoppa" 3:26
12. "Fifty in Five" 5:33


Chart (2009) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 1


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[7] 2× Platinum 140,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


Preceded by
The E.N.D. by The Black Eyed Peas
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
22 June - 5 July 2009
Succeeded by
The Essential Michael Jackson by Michael Jackson