Hallelujah! I'm a Bum

September 18, 2012 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 18, 2012
  • Release Date: September 18, 2012
  • Label: Slimstyle
  • Copyright: 2012 The Slimstyle Recording Corp.
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  • Total Length: 1:03:58
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  • ASIN: B00957EEXI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,909 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This album in my opinion is one of my favorite albums from them.
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It seems like some of the songs on the album are for Scott's need to get his feelings out, but they aren't songs that anyone will enjoy actually listening to.
W. Dillon
Great 90s rock with a 21st century sound...plenty of variety in the songs.
Lars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Melanie K. Winstead-Morton on September 22, 2012
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This is a more mature Local H which is actually what they have always been. The lyrical maturity to write a song like All the Kids Are Right suggests that there will be years and years of honest, timely, and sometimes brutal (Thats What They All Say) rock music for years to come. Which we have thankfully reaped the joy of solid, solid albums that we can't find anywhere else. No one else can make such a connection with the listener through words or manipulation of rock and roll. This is thankfully a bold craft-fully mastered next step which in all reality shames all other politically charged modern rock which we're supposed to like. Local H's fans are loyal only because the music is created by true passionate musicians/songwriters that create excellent music that happens to be deep and meaningful. Say the Word should win ten Grammys. Damn strait.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Estes on October 12, 2012
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It's been many years since Local H's supposed halcyon days, but just as the band's biggest hit "Bound For The Floor" still echoes on radio stations across America, the two-some perseveres despite adversity and obscurity. "Hallelujah! I'm a Bum," the long-awaited follow-up to the band's criminally under-rated "12 Angry Months," finds frontman Scott Lucas angry again, though rather than lamenting the dissolution of a marriage, Local H's mouthpiece has plenty of venom to spew at politicians and pundits in the current state of a country suffering its own overly long and painful dissolution.

The fact that Local H was birthed from the same place that our president began his political career doesn't seem to be lost on Lucas; in fact, it seems to be the album's main inspiration. While one wouldn't put it past the crotchety frontman to be contrary simply for argument's sake, the contrast of Obama's hope to Local H's hopelessness is amusing if not poignant. Rest assured though, regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, "Hallelujah! I'm a Bum" will rock your socks off regardless. In a way, Local H is bridging the divide, both musically and politically.

Though no two Local H albums are alike, "Hallelujah! I'm a Bum" is comparable to the band's 2004 effort, "Whatever Happened to PJ Soles?" in that it finds the band splitting their sound wide-open, delivering dense layers of fuzz via a smorgasbord of music. Even if the concept of the album might not appeal to the average rocker, it can't be denied that the 17 songs on deck deliver in true Local H fashion. Edgy, catchy and belligerent, Lucas and cohort Brian St.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sonjay Brohns on January 10, 2013
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Since I was in high school and bought "As Good as Dead," Local H has been one of my favorite bands. Nu-metal came and went for me, then the arthouse bands like Radiohead, then the rediscovery of metal, and so on. Throughout all this though, Local H have continued to release albums, and I have continued to adore everything they put out.

The first time I listened to "Hallelujah I'm a Bum," I didn't fall over in love with it. Well, in my experience, the albums (and people, for that matter) we fall over for right away don't usually have lasting quality. On second listen, then third, then fourth, and so on, I came to realize that this may well be Local H's best album. This album is ambitious, cohesive, strange at times, sensitive at others, and finds time to rock our socks off again and again.

Other reviewers have stupidly called certain tracks on here "throwaway." For any true H fan, this is obviously ridiculous. Their albums are meant to be listened to as a whole. Songs morph into other songs to create one sonic experience. This album did a fine job of that, the best since "Pack Up the Cats" (which also had NO throwaway tracks, as it has been suggested. H specializes in concept albums, and this is a heavy one.

The new album: catchy and sometimes pulverizing riffs? Check. Catchy, lovable lyrics? Check (There's a line about coked up rappers in here that makes me chuckle every time I hear it). Innovative transitions? Double-check. Music from the heart? Check. Another fantastic H record? You bet.

Another thing I resent is the implication this was ever meant to be a double album. Um...no. It was meant to be played on a double-sided record.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jaybird196 on October 30, 2012
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It was a gift for my son, who is a huge Local H fan. When he unwrapped the CD, he jumped on me and thanked me over and over again. He has been playing it so much, I catch myself singing along. Thumps Up!
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By Claudia Herrera De Spigler on February 24, 2014
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This band should be bigger, they carry that 90s sound to this date, and the mixture of good riffs and a message are not seen very frequently nowadays, buy it
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I like the music from Local H. I am a older guy, but I like listen to different music. Local H is great for me. I have other CDs from them. This CD is good to jam to.
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By James on March 20, 2013
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Makes you feel the oneness under all the sludge! Their best album since Pack Up the Cats! And we're waves again...
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By Lars on February 9, 2013
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Great 90s rock with a 21st century sound...plenty of variety in the songs. Great background rock. I recommend with no doubts!
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