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Fortunately, the Florida quintent has returned to previous form in their latest release, "Absolutely."
Gone is the intentional intrspection and melancholy mood, making this album much more happy, lively, and carefree. Ironically, the tracks work better at pulling at your heart, soul, and mind. It leaves the audience revived and inspired instead of sad over all the imperfections of life.
This is not to say the five-force tandem does not let us look within a little. This is apparent in "Tear by Tear" and "Everything Else Disappears." While the former has somber lyrics that help the audience shed pain, the latter forces us to smile and move on with life.
Probably my favorite is "Where do You Go?" which is an obvious lament by someone who has lost everything to a hurricane. Ken Brock's vocals almost bring you to tears as he sings, "I can't find out how she got inside to drown us ... I'm not so sure anymore what's next/or if there's anything left for us ... where do you go? what do you do? when all you have left is hanging on you?"
One of my complaints for most albums, of the past and present, is that the group only had one two three good songs, and the rest were [...]. That is not the case for Sister Hazel. All their songs have a life of their own. Moreover, they do not get in a rut. They proove that a musical group can be innovative and creative both lyrically and musically. They mix the acoustic and electric guitars so well that the sound is rich to the ear just as a perfect chocolate cake is to the taste buds.Read more ›
In our family of six musicians, each one of us has a different favorite song. I love "Meet me in the memory" with words that resonate and a melody that plays itself over in my head all day. The kids love "Tear by tear", a melancholy story of loss and depression, with un underlying uplifting message. They love the music and "words that are like a poem."
"Beautiful high" is addictive and the harmonies engaging. I'm not sure what the other reviewers are talking about in criticizing the harmonies or the mixing of this album. We just don't see it.
This is another great by one of the great rock bands of our time - discover Sister Hazel before the rest of the world does. If you are used to buying albums where you find yourself skipping tracks, or feeling let down after the first 3 songs, this album will shock you with its depth. You'll be hooked through to the end. If you don't own any Hazel yet, this is a great place to start. Then work your way backwards with Chasing Daylight and Fortress. What's not to love about Sister Hazel? It's no surprise this album is at the top of the alternative rock lists right now - this may finally be their breakthrough.
Absolutely Track Listing:
1. Shame - will likely be their second single... I really think Shame will turn out to be a popular song on this album, but I think it sounded better live than on the album.
2. Mandolin Moon - first single... you can listen to this whole song (and Shame) on Sister Hazel's MySpace page... catchy tune, good vocals
3. Meet Me In The Memory - great song probably my favorite on the CD... Richard Marx helped write it... look for it on YouTube
4. Beautiful High - when I first heard this song, I thought it might be my favorite on the album, but now it's probably at best fifth -- that's how strong the album is.
5. Hey Hey - song really picks up, SH varies slow and faster songs well on the album...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
In my opinion, Absolutely captures Sister Hazel's signature sound better than any of their other albums. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dude Man
Another Fine set list from Sister Hazel. It just sounds so good. There's no strain to listen to Sister Hazel, I bought this CD, sound unheard - and like a comfortable pair of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Stargazer
The sound is a little shallow, but the songs and lyrics are great. We bought specifically for a song to dance to at our wedding- "This Kind of Love". Beautiful.Published on March 15, 2013 by Diane K
I had looked in local stores for this CD and could not find it. I knew Amazon would have it and they did. Shipping was fast and reliable. Read morePublished on July 31, 2011 by DMB
LOVE THIS CD. BOUGHT IT AS TRYING TO CATCH UP ON MY COLLECTIONS OF SISTER HAZEL. THEY ARE TRULY TALENTED AND AMAZINGLY GIFTED MUSICIANS WHICH ARE INTO THEIR FANS AND DELIVER A... Read morePublished on November 20, 2009 by HELENA WEGLOWSKI
Besides being a fantastic live band, Sister Hazel is perhaps the only other band in my universe besides U2 to churn out great music on such a consistent basis. Read morePublished on March 7, 2008 by Paul
I have been a Hazelnut since I first heard "All For You" over a decade ago. I have purchased every album since and have loved most if not all of the songs. Read morePublished on November 9, 2007 by P. Donovan