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Hallelujah! I'm a Bum is the seventh studio album from pioneering, two-man Chicago band Local H, who are known for their gut-quaking live shows and incredibly loyal fanbase. The 17-track, double-album was produced by Chicago metal guru Sanford Parker (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Pelican) and showcases the band rocking harder than ever. It's an epic concept record that sees frontman Scott Lucas setting his sights on the deeply divided political climate that exists in the U.S. and around the world, using his hometown as a backdrop to comment on how this polarization personally impacts people.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 18, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Slimstyle Records
  • ASIN: B008MZPV7C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,735 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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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 Andy 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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Local H has been making good music for years. It's a shame most people only know them as the band that did that "Copacetic" song, which is actually called "Bound for the Floor." I don't usually like their albums much on first listen, so it was no surprise that I didn't like the samples for this disc. I ordered it anyways, and I'm glad I did. As is the case on most of their albums, this one seems to work better taken in its entirety rather than as a collection of random songs. I don't love everything here, but this does include some of their best work to date, in my opinion. There are some great lyrics, awesome guitar work, and a bitter mood that carries over this entire set of songs. But it's not just a bitter mood for the sake of being bitter. There's a purpose for that bitterness, and that is the sorry condition of America.

I recently reviewed a Nickelback album on Amazon. I hate Nickelback with a passion, and it's a sad state of the world when so many people are quick to call that garbage "good music." To briefly restate what I said in my review, Nickelback produces generic, meaningless, soulless filler to appeal to as big of an audience they can get. Music is not an art to them. All they want is money, power, and fame. The fact that more people can't see through the unbelievable shallowness of Nickelback's "music" is very disappointing to me. I say all that to say this: Local H is a band who takes chances and makes music that actually means something. Their music may not be as instantly catchy and fuzzy as a Nickelback tune, but ultimately, it's something much, much better. Local H has substance, and that is something sorely lacking from today's musical landscape.
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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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