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Half Hour of Power [EP]

Sum 41, Diana Krall, elvis Costello Anne Sofie Von OtterAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Grab The Devil By The Horns And **** Him Up The *** (Album Version) 1:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Machine Gun (Album Version) 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. What I Believe (Album Version) 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. T.H.T. (Album Version)0:43$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Makes No Difference (Album Version) 3:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Summer (Album Version) 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. 32 Ways To Die (Album Version) 1:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Second Chance for Max Headroom (Album Version) 3:51$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Dave's Possessed Hair/It's What We're All About (Album Version) 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Ride The Chariot To The Devil (Album Version)0:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Another Time Around (Album Version) 6:52$0.99  Buy MP3 


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  • Audio CD (June 27, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B00004TV4U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,288 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great, very listenable debut. October 10, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I have all 3 Sum 41 albums and I have to say, this is my favourite. It is one of those albums that you can listen to throughout without skipping any tracks. It is a great album, containing a mixture of mainly pop-punk and some heavy metal instrumental songs. Here is my review of each song:
1. Grab The Devil By The Horns - 5/5 - A great start to the album with this minute-long Iron Maiden style improvision. Heavy and gripping.
2. Machine Gun - 3˝/5 - A change to pop-punk and a good, fun song. Good to sing along to, especially in the "na na na na na", which is funny.
3. What I Believe - 4/5 - One of Sum 41's most underestimated songs. Good guitars at start and again good to sing along to.
4. T.H.T - 3/5 - A bit of a joke song, lasting less than a minute and containing extremely fast singing. Not bad, but not good either.
5. Makes No Difference - 5/5 - The single from Half Hour of Power and a great song. Introduction makes you interested and the song just gets better from there.
6. Summer - 5/5 - Another great song, included on All Killer No Filler. Fast guitars and drums. Good to sing along to, especially in the chorus.
7. 32 Ways To Die - 3˝/5 - A minute and a half instrumental containing an unbelievable drum solo from Steve. Guitars help to make this good as well.
8. Second Chance For Max. Headroom - 5/5 - The best song on the album in my opinion. Highly singable and enjoyable. Changes somewhat with horns later on, and then back again.
9. Dave's Possessed Hair / It's What We're All About - 5/5 - Both songs on this track are great, especially the former, which is about their former bass player. But why two songs on one track?
10.Ride The Chariot To The Devil - 3/5 - Quite an unnecessary track, given that there had already been 2 instrumentals.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT DEBUT FOR SUM 41 November 1, 2004
By MMAfan
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my favorite debut albums but it didn't really move Sum 41 up higher but there 2nd release did so we don't need to worry. This and there 4th release are more punk/metal then there 2nd and 3rd albums but every cd from them is worth the money. This is a very good cd. What I like about this cd is the amount of guitar and drum solos in each song. There are lot's of them and some are almost or a whole song. The drumming for track 7 is cool. This contains some of my favorite Sum 41 songs like Makes No Difference and What We're All About. The vocals aren't as great as there newer releases but it's still good. I recommend any fans of punk/rock/metal to pick up this cd. You'll never put it down.

TRACK RATINGS:

1.Intro-(1:07)-10/10

2.MAchine Gun-(2:29)-10/10

3.What I Believe-(2:49)-9/10

4.T.H.T-(:43)-8/10

5.Makes No Difference-(3:10)-10/10

6.Summer-(2:40)-9/10

7.32 Ways To Die-(1:29)-10/10

8.Second Chance For Max Hedroom-(3:51)-10/10

9.Dave's Possessed Hair/It's What We're All About-(3:47)-10/10

10.Ride the Chariot-(:54)-10/10

11.Another Time Around-(3:22)-10/10
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A brief look back into Sum 41's brief discography April 16, 2004
By Sven_96
Format:Audio CD
What Sum 41's first album brings to the table is a small collection of pop-punk masterpieces. Three of the songs are instrumental filler (even though they're good), and one of them's sort of a joke (T.H.T.), but this is just flat out fun and it was served as an appetizer for All Killer No Filler, which brought out the best in them.
The album begins with an Iron Maiden-esque instrumental, which quickly slides into Machine Gun, one of the better songs on this short album. After What I Believe, another good song, it gets to Makes No Difference, the hit single from this album. After an incredible drum solo from Steve on 32 Ways To Die, in gets to Second Chance For Max Headroom. This is without a doubt the best song on the album, simply because it adds a hint of ska. The rest of the album is a few more pop-punk songs, and another instrumental, and the brief disc comes to a close.
What's funny about this is that they actually extended Another Time Around from its usual time 3:22 to 6:52, giving us three and a half minutes of silence just so it can get the duration up to half an hour. Also, I'm glad Dave changed his name from Hot Chocolate to Brown Sound. Cuz the name Hot Chocolate - well, it just sucks. Anyways, I'm recommending this to middle schoolers, simply because you'll grow out of it by high school. Or not...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny October 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Sum 41 rocks, and so does this album. Yes, it is only half an hour long, but it's dirt cheap too--they haven't sold out, and hopefully they never will. "Makes No Difference" is a great song, but I think that "What I Believe" and "Another Time Around" are just as good, if not better. Sum 41 does resemble Blink 182's "Dude Ranch," which I think is one of the best albums ever, so if you liked Blink before they sold out, you'll probably like "Half Hour of Power" too. And if you're still not sure, you can go to their official site, and download a mix of their best songs in mp3 format.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars These Canadiens Rawk!! April 28, 2001
By Drew
Format:Audio CD
Poppy,energetic,funny,melody-driven,hook-filled,and furiious are all words to describe this new punk band from Canada.Not one bad song on this cd featuring three awesome guitar and drum solo tracks,Grab the Devil By The Horns And **** Up the ***(the best one),Ride the Chariot to the Devil,and 32 Ways to Die.Here are my favorite tracks in order:1.Makes No Difference:Catchy,catchy, catchy,catchy,catchy!!!!! - 2.Summer:A Blink-ish tune that should be on the radio! - 3.Machine Gun:Appropriate title to this song that you can mosh to but it's still very melodic underneath the spit-filled vocals and cazy Iron Maiden-esque guitars. - 4.Dave's Possessed Hair/It's What We're All About:Fast and catchy like the rest of the album but features a rap duo with everyone in the band near the end. - 5.Second Chance for Max Headroom:Energetic tune with some nice harmonies.NOTE:If you like Blink 182 than you're stupid if you don't buy this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Overall a good transaction!
I received the product in the expected time frame and it was factory sealed/brand new just as described. Item was also functional after opened and tested.
Published 12 months ago by Kyle Curie
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Sum 41
This Ep is great. You never know what the next song is going to sound like. There are so many surprises in the songs that will make you burst into laughter.
Published on September 23, 2009 by David L. Andre
5.0 out of 5 stars good for the car
great songs for sum 41's first album release
some songs are a bit monotonous but summer and what i believe are good ones to listen in the car
Published on July 5, 2009 by A. Chu
5.0 out of 5 stars I forgot I owned this
This has got to be the #2 best album of theirs, because it's what they used to be. It's their ORIGINAL sound before they went on to try and be punk. Read more
Published on August 1, 2007 by E. white
5.0 out of 5 stars asdf
this was the second lp from sum 41 i owned... and its still my favourite after chunk or whatever ti's called... i love how fun this cd is... Read more
Published on May 6, 2007 by kasey barkle
5.0 out of 5 stars Best sum 41 CD.
This is the best sum 41 cd in my opinion. For some reason it could just be me but it seems like all the other sum 41 cds just have too many songs that you have to skip, but this... Read more
Published on January 21, 2007 by M. Barksdale
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good...
I bought this album a few months ago because I loved the song Makes No Difference, and I still do, and it might be my favorite Sum 41 song. Read more
Published on January 14, 2006 by Amy
4.0 out of 5 stars A well spent half hour!
Although this early Sum 41 C.D. is probably the least good of the band's albums, the quality of rock upon it is still as good as ever. Read more
Published on December 2, 2005 by Blue Gardener
4.0 out of 5 stars An actually decent cd.
I'm going to start off this review by saying: I hate Sum-41. I don't like them. "All Killer, No Filler" was boring pop-punk, and the contagious scene phase has also hit the now... Read more
Published on October 30, 2005 by Dave
2.0 out of 5 stars Not real great
Sum 41's cd's are usually god but this one only had 2 or 3 good songs on it and thats including the intro... not even half as good as their album Chuck.
Published on September 19, 2005 by Brenda Verlini
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