The Neon Handshake

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The Neon Handshake
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Studio album by Hell Is for Heroes
Released March 11, 2003
Genre Post-hardcore
Length 42:19
Label EMI
Hell Is for Heroes chronology
The Neon Handshake
(2003)
Transmit Disrupt
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BBC Music Positive Review [1]
Drowned in Sound 8/10 stars [2]
NME 7/10 stars [3]
Sputnik Music 5/5 stars [4]

The Neon Handshake is the debut album by London band Hell is For Heroes. The CD was released in February 2003 on Chrysalis Records.[5] Latter day Symposium (former band of McGonagle & Birch) songs Peshwari Naan and To The Lighthouse were re-worked into respective HIFH tracks You Drove Me To It and I can Climb Mountains.

Rock Sound Magazine awarded it as "Album of the Year".

Later, in 2005, readers of Kerrang! magazine voted The Neon Handshake the 58th best British rock album ever.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Five Kids Go" – 3:44
  2. "Out of Sight" – 2:33
  3. "Night Vision" – 3:34
  4. "Cut Down" – 3:04
  5. "Few Against Many" – 4:02
  6. "Three of Clubs" – 3:03
  7. "I Can Climb Mountains" – 3:20
  8. "Disconnector" – 3:26
  9. "You Drove Me To It" – 3:01
  10. "Slow Song" – 5:31
  11. "Sick/Happy" – 3:08
  12. "Retreat" – 3:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC Music Review
  2. ^ Drowned in Sound Review
  3. ^ NME Review
  4. ^ Sputnik Music Review
  5. ^ BBC - Music - Review for Hell Is for Heroes - The Neon Handshake
  6. ^ Kerrang! The 100 Best British Rock Albums Ever! (at the bottom of the page)

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