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Trick to Life
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon May 24, 2008
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
With their tongues firmly planted in cheeks, the Hoosiers are a party for your ears. It's an 80's movement just begun but all freshened up and made new again. Prog rock this is not. If you want light-hearted, inoffensive to all (except the hopelessly cynical), happy music: this is it.

Though perhaps not the most original music, these lads add an energy and earnestness that gives every tune a shot of Red Bull and vodka. And it's addictive stuff. I dare you not to like this music!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format: Audio CD
I downloaded this album after reading some great reviews in the U.K.
This is not just another brit pop band, the Hoosiers are pretty solid and they claim to have a style called "odd pop" well I don`t know about that but the Hoosiers are gaining popularity pretty fast.

The flagship of this album is the single "worried about ray" which featured in position #5 in the U.K. Charts not only airplay but sales. This song is really good and catchy, great vocal a la Matt Belamy (muse) and great rhythm.

The second single from this album is "Goodbye Mr. A" another great track, awesome melody and rhythm and catchy lyrics.

This is a short album, but the kind you can easily listen every song without skipping. I really recommend you to get it if you are into this kind of music.

Similarities: The kooks, Razorlight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The Hoosiers, when first breaking onto the scene could only be described as weird, yet unique. They gave us a sound that we truly don't hear that much on todays pop music scene, they present originality and simplicity to their music. The lead singer Irwin Sparks has said in interviews that the band wanted to be known as an Indie band but they're not cool enough, but let me tell you when comparing the Hoosiers to other "Indie" bands on the scene at the moment they're quite easily the best at what they do. Sparks has also noted that the Hoosiers sound is a blend of all music genres and they have named it "Odd Pop" it's pop that's a bit odd.

Citing their inspirations as being The Cure, The Flaming Lips & XTC you can certainly see the inspiration when listening to the album as most every song has a completely different feel to it. My personal favourites of the album are the up beat songs such as Goodbye Mr. A and Cops & Robbers, but I most certainly love nearly all the songs on the album with the exception of Worst Case Scenario which in my opinion is the worst song on the album.

My Top 5

1. Cops & Robbers
2. Killer
3. Goodbye Mr. A
4. Worried About Ray
5. The Trick To Life

Brilliant album that should be owned by every American with a light hearted look at music.
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on March 9, 2009
Format: Audio CD
First off let me say that I know these guys. I went to college with Irwin and Alan (Alphonso) when they were in Indiana. They were definitely wacky guys then, and this album reflects their personalities. I heard about their band from the alumni magazine and thought it was worth a listen if only for the amusement factor. Little did I know that they were actually rather popular in Europe. I liked the few songs they had playing on their website, and thought that I might like the rest of the CD. I was right. While it's not my favorite, it is mostly good fun. I listen to this CD while I'm on the treadmill at the gym. The upbeat songs definitely keep me going. I especially like Cops and Robbers and Worried about Ray.

I wish The Hoosiers continued success, and maybe one day they'll head back to Indiana to play at the school where they picked up the name Hoosiers. (Which, understandably, they thought was a really strange word.)
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I like it alot. When I saw The Hoosiers on Live at Abbey Road I was pretty much "knocked out." Bought it on amazon the next day. Difference between CD and TV performance is the Tv was a couple of years later and the band has certainly improved. Look forward to another studio work. Maybe not as many super high vocal bits, I believe they work better when used economically. The singing is outstanding by the way.
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on January 1, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Initially what attracted me to this CD was the song "Cops and Robbers" that I heard while shopping at a mall one day. I thought most of the CD would have as fast music as that song, but there are only few. I like how its a different sound than most of the other bands. I am not totally crazy about this CD as I would have liked to have been, but it was still worth the purchase.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format: Audio CD
I loved the songs Worried About Ray and Goodbye Mr. A ,
But was pretty disappointed that I had to wait
A few weeks to get the CD from an overseas provider
(it isn't on iTunes).

The music itself wasn't worth the wait,
But I do enjoy the majority of the songs...
It just wasn't what I was expecting.

This is an album I would borrow the CD
From a friend, Not buy.
Too late.
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