Would It Kill You?

November 9, 2010 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 9, 2010
  • Release Date: November 9, 2010
  • Label: Old Friends
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  • Total Length: 36:26
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  • ASIN: B0046JS9V8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,834 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Love every song!
Curtis Greenwalt
I have enjoyed the past Hellogoodbye albums, so I thought that I would give this one a go as well.
jlewing2
You can listen to it from start to finish without skipping a song.
Sweet Baby J

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sweet Baby J on February 26, 2011
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I actually heard a song (Coppertone) off this album while in an urban clothes retailer (it's amazing how some stores, commercials, and network television play better music now than radio and MTV). I was instantly hooked. Having no idea who the band was, I went home and checked it out. The more I sampled, the more I liked, and I ended up downloading the whole album just to hear more. That was probably the best musical decision I made in the past year.

Honestly, I don't know what "old" Hellogoodbye sounds like. The only song prior to "Would it Kill You" that I've heard was "Oh, it is love," so I knew this band was capable of producing very good music. Before I digress further and write a book I'm not being paid for, here's what you need to know about "Would it Kill You."

THE BOTTOM LINE TRUTHS:

The truth is, this album is not good, it's slap yo' mama, feel good, great! You can listen to it from start to finish without skipping a song. When was the last time something like that came around?

The truth is, it's still more indie than pop, so those of you that pride yourselves on being cutting edge will not be disappointed like you were when Panic! or Dashboard was being played on pop radio and MTV.

The truth is, this album will place Hellogoodbye in your top 5 bands list (granted we have the same taste).

The truth is, you should love, Thoughts give me the creeps, Coppertone, and When we first met. Those are standouts on the album, but again, the whole thing is good.

The truth is, the album is a perfect example of how a ukulele should be used in indie music. It's not forced into every song, a la Ingrid Michaelson...FAIL!

The truth is, you should have downloaded this by now. "Hurry up and buy!"

The end.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Holloway on November 20, 2010
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This cd is pretty good. It reminded me a lot of panic! at the disco pretty. odd. album but better. Each of the songs on Would it Kill You? is catchy and kind of just make you want to smile. They have changed a lot though since their self-titled cd back in 2004. Back then, they experimented more with electronic sounds that you can dance too. Now their music has slowed down a lot! It's good, but definitely acoustic guitar sounds than synth. So all in all it is a good cd that you should definitely pick up. And if you can catch these guys in concert, do it, because it definitely is entertaining to say the least.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joseph R. Marro on November 23, 2010
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regardless of what you listen to or what you think this band made in the past, listen to this record. you will be pleasantly surprised.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BatmanLover999 on March 5, 2013
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This is one of those rare albums I can listen to over and over again. Every single song is beautiful and I know I've been driving my husband crazy listening to it constantly, but it feels like it will be impossible to get tired of this. If you buy it you will not regret it. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CheshireKat on January 1, 2013
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Wonderful album by a vastly under appreciated band. Mature, layered sound, a variety of stylistic approaches, and all under the non-mainstream pop umbrella. No profanity either which is also a big plus.
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By jlewing2 on December 29, 2010
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I have enjoyed the past Hellogoodbye albums, so I thought that I would give this one a go as well. I must say that the band has really begun to branch in a new direction, and to be honest it's a pretty decent direction for them to go.

There are still some traces of the electronica sound from their originals and they are mixed with the quirky mandolin sounds from the followup, but what they form is a quiet catchy melody. The sound has become an indie-pop sound with hints of folk and electronica. As absolutely ridiculous as that may come across, somehow they find a way to make it work for them.

For me, the first five tracks are worth the price of admission alone. Some are slower, some are fasters, some are softer, and some are heavier, but I would spend the same amount just to purchase a disc with those five tracks. The second half of the album loses a little steam in my opinion, but the final track may be the best on the album.

As far as advice on purchasing, take a listen to the samples... if you think you like it, then you should buy it... if you aren't quite sure, then you should give it a try... if you hate it, then don't buy it. Does it get any simpler than that?
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I really liked who HGB was on previous albums, but "When We First Met" and the closing song "Something You Misplaced" sound like rip-off of Local Natives' 2009 debut, Gorilla Manor. "Indie" bands seem to have a common thread for their sophomore efforts: release an album with some orchestral arrangements that somehow proves their musicality and maturity (P!ATD's Pretty.Odd. (2008), but also The Killers' Sam's Town (2006), The Format's Dog Problems (2006) ...). I like these bands, and I like those albums, but HGB just released theirs and it's unfortunately less than impressive, less original, and too far from who they were on previous releases.

With all that said, I think that Forrest still has a great voice and I'm sure I'll give the record a couple more listen-throughs. I hope HGB continues its quest for maturity, though, and finds much more of itself in its IPO and roots.
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By Jesse on January 12, 2011
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I saw Hellogoodbye in concert about a year ago and immediately downloaded their first album. So, I was excited when I learned about their new album, "Would It Kill You?" and I have not been disappointed. In fact, I like it even better than their first album because of decreased use of electronic sounds and more emphasis on singing and melodies.

The frontman, Forrest, has a unique voice and emotional delivery, and he can REALLY sing (unlike some similar sounding bands that I avoid listening to with distorted or scratchy sounding vocals that mask a limited singer). This album has, in only a few months, become my most-played album in my iTunes library and I highly recommend it for fans of upbeat, feel-good power pop.
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