Every Man For Himself

Album Review of Every Man For Himself by Hoobastank.

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Every Man For Himself

Hoobastank

Every Man For Himself by Hoobastank

Release Date: May 16, 2006
Record label: Island
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative

60 Music Critic Score
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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

Hoobastank once and forever banished any lingering doubts that they were a bunch of Bonnaroo hippies, à la Ekoostik Hookah, with their 2003 sophomore effort, The Reason, a strident collection of loud, angsty rockers that sounded as if it could have come out in the twilight days of post-grunge in 1997/1998. Not catchy or bratty enough to truly be pigeonholed as punk-pop and way too big and slick to be emo, they were a straight-up, hard-edged alt-rock band, only without any suggestion of being outsiders, either in their sound or intent. They were anthemic, and nowhere more so than on the power ballad title track, which became a smash in 2004, climbing all the way to number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

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